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[[folder:Ryōzanpaku Dojo]]

!Kenichi Shirahama
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (JP), Creator/JoshGrelle (EN), Gabriel Ortiz (LA)

A 16-year-old boy who is currently in his second year of high school. On his way to school one day, Kenichi meets a girl named Miu, and the two soon become friends. At the start of high school, Kenichi joins the school's karate club, hoping to become less weak, but he is forced to do menial chores and is used as a punching bag. One day, he finally stands up to a hulking student, and the two agree to a match in which the loser will quit the club. With Miu's help, Kenichi manages to win, but he quits the club anyway. He joins the Ryozanpaku dojo, which Miu's grandfather nominally runs, and begins an intense training regime in several different types of martial arts.

Kenichi is kind, compassionate, thoughtful, and moral to a fault. He is against violence and studies martial arts to protect others, and he adheres to a strict code of morals, which includes a refusal to hit women. Because of his kindness and empathy, Kenichi has made many friends, most of whom are former enemies.
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* AccidentalPervert:
** His sparring partner and one of his masters are [[MostCommonSuperpower tremendously well-endowed]]. You do the math.
** And then there's some of Ma Kensei's more... ''unorthodox'' training.
* AlasPoorVillain: Despite having a serious hate-on for [[spoiler:Shou Kano]] and having been in a bloody, vicious, all-out fight with [[spoiler:him]] only moments before, he still displays sincere regret and sadness when [[spoiler:Shou is fatally wounded protecting Miu, then tells Kenichi that it's up to him to protect her from now on]].
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:At the end of the manga, we see Kenichi writing the end of his story with a lot of photos in his desk, including one of a little girl who looks just like Miu with Kenichi's hair color.]]
* BadassNormal: His masters blatantly tell him that he has no talent, but make up for it by all-but beating the lessons into him. The results have been staggeringly successful, as attested by out-classing [[TheGift Berserker.]]
* BattleCouple: He and Miu live together, spar together, fight Ragnarok goons together but are only kinda-sorta ''together'' together. [[spoiler: They marry in the end.]]
* BerserkButton: Call him a coward.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A meek young man who enjoys reading and gardening. He just wants to be friends, even if you're [[spoiler: a member of an AncientConspiracy]] dedicated to the practice of martial art centered on kill your opponents. Push one of his [[BerserkButton Berkserk Buttons]] and he will fight like a rabid badger.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Messing with his little sister is a VERY bad idea. He once jumped off a cliff and wrestled a ''shark'' to save her.
* BigDamnHeroes: Has several moments of it throughout the series.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BoringButPractical: Kenichi doesn't have the kind of advanced moves or styles that many of his opponents have, and while he has his awesome moments, strictly speaking he's just using the basics of martial arts. However, this is precisely the kind of martial artist Creator/BruceLee stated was the most fearsome. Eventually averted when he starts relying on Ryūsui Seikūken and Mubyoshi. Though Mubyoshi is just a combination of basic punching techniques.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: As a result of training at Ryōzanpaku, he can drop school bullies with one punch and run through stone walls.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler: With Miu.]]
* CluelessChickMagnet: While his sights are [[FirstGirlWins firmly set on Miu]], that hasn't stopped him from unknowingly picking up a small harem of interested girls, including [[GirlNextDoor Izumi]], [[AnimeChineseGirl Renka]], [[PerkyFemaleMinion Raichi]], and possibly even [[HotForStudent Shigure]].
* CombatPragmatist: Since he receives training from a variety of masters who specialize in different fighting styles, Kenichi can often mix his fighting moves up a little bit to throw off his opponents, most of whom are trained more traditionally and mostly specialize only in one or two forms of fights. For example, in his fight against Takeda the boxer, since Takeda is trained to fight with his fists and upper body, Kenichi utilizes low kicks to attack his legs since Takeda wouldn't be expecting that (since that would be illegal in a boxing match), and therefore wouldn't be concentrating on protecting his legs.
* CovertPervert: He does buy stuff from Kensei.
* CowardlyLion: Scared stiff more often than not, though it won't stop him fighting. It's his master's training that ''really'' scares him. Through the wonders of character development, this is less and less the case.
* DeclarationOfProtection:
** He has sworn to just about everyone in earshot that he'll become strong enough to protect his LoveInterest, Miu.
** He vows to protect Takeda after DefeatMeansFriendship. He even programed his cell phone number into Takeda's phone so he could more quickly come to his aide.
* {{Determinator}}: Unconsciousness won't stop him, by the end of the D of D tournament. In fact, that just worsens your chance of keeping him down, since he then surpasses the speed of thought and perfectly demonstrates the techniques that (nigh literally) have been beaten into him by Ryouzanpaku.
* DeathIsCheap: He regularly "dies" during training because Apachai has difficulty holding back. Fortunately, Akisame and Kensei are as skilled with medicine as they are with martial arts.
-->'''Sakaki''': ''Aw man, how many times is this kid gonna die?''
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''No one'' he fights can believe he's as good as he is because of his looks and general demeanor.
* GivingUpTheGhost: Every occurrence of this in the series comes from him, mostly from his [[CurbStompBattle sparring sessions]] with Apachai.
* TheFettered: He doesn't fight because we wants to be the strongest, or because he enjoys fighting; he fights to protect others. And if you're the person others need protection ''from'', you will find that he is much, ''much'' stronger than he initially seemed.
* FightMagnet: Justified by Niijima in chapter 5: After Kenichi defeats Karate Club bully Daimonji, he attracts the attention of the Karate Club captain Chukuba; after he defeats Chukuba he attracts the attention of Ragnarok… [[spoiler: and after he defeats Ragnarok, he attracts the attention of Yami. God only knows what will happen when he defeats their disciples.]]
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler:When Kenichi was a kid, he and Ryuto met Miu. After seeing Miu defeat the thug trying to assault a kind old lady, both Ryuto and Kenichi vowed to become strong, but Kenichi forgot the fact and that it was Miu who traded him the Yin Yang badge he carries on the neck of his shirt all the time for a cat badge, as a remainder of said promise.]]
* TheHero: Kenichi is {{reconstruction}} of this trope, particularly the [[ShonenDemographic shounen]] [[FightingSeries fighting hero]]. He is almost as terrified of his training as he is of the antagonists arrayed against him. Initially all he wants is [[CallToAgriculture a well-tended garden]], [[BadassBookworm a well-stocked library]], and [[SingleTargetSexuality Miu]]. This (rapidly) expands to include the ability to [[DeclarationOfProtection protect the ones he loves]] and [[ForGreatJustice fight the evils others ignore]]. Turns out he'll have to defeat [[BadassCrew a whole gang of Badasses]] [[spoiler: and an AncientConspiracy]] to achieve most of these things, and defeat [[WorldsStrongestMan his master]] for [[EngagementChallenge the other]]. Good thing he is a [[TrainingFromHell hard working]] and [[{{Determinator}} determined]] young man, whose aforementioned master (or rather, five of them) have every intention of turning him into, well, [[TitleDrop the mightiest disciple]].
* HeroicBuild: Slowly gets one over the course of the story, going from scrawny wimp to bodybuilder's dream before he leaves high school!
* HeroWithBadPublicity: No thanks to Niijima, who often acts like [[ComicBook/SpiderMan J Jonah Jameson]] and either gives misinformation or else exaggerates Kenichi's wins, making Kenichi seem more like a common thug than a guy who wants to protect people.
* HumanPackMule: To Miu whenever she goes shopping for groceries. This, of course, doubles as a part of his TrainingFromHell, and his mentors often force him to carry some extra weights on those occasions, just for the sake of training his strength and endurance.
* IronButtMonkey: He's one during training with the various masters. Averted during actual fights with bad guys.
* KungFuClairvoyance: Courtesy of Seikuken.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Unintentional but still. His meeting with Miu is related to this trope but not quite it, since neither have {{Jerkass}} tendencies, and it was her attempt to befriend him that got him to notice her attractiveness. [[spoiler:Plus, the real reason she did so is because she recognized him from their childhood.]]
* MadeOfIron: Basically his only specialty. He can take a beatdown like no other.
* MartialPacifist
* MementoMacGuffin: The Yin Yang badge he carries on the neck of his shirt all the time. [[spoiler:It was Miu who traded it for a cat badge with him years ago.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: In the earlier chapters, Akisame's regimen helped Kenichi build strength over bulk, making him a lot stronger without changing his outward appearance much until about halfway into the story where he shifts into:
* MusclesAreMeaningful: He becomes incredibly ripped by the end of the story with a physique most teen bodybuilders would kill for with the strength to match. [[spoiler: By the epilogue we only see his bicep, but by this point it's become as large as Sakaki's Apachai's or the Elder's!]]
* NiceGuy: Would MUCH prefer reading and tending flowers than what he's called upon almost daily to do.
* NotSoWeak: One of the earlier thugs that beat him down got grabbed on the ankle before kicking him off. The thug then pulled up his pant-leg, revealing ''a bruise in the shape of Kenichi's hand''. Kenichi has since grown much, ''much'' stronger.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler:Not as of 423. He finally makes his feelings known to Miu, revealing that it's not so much a case of this as it is SingleTargetSexuality.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: When fighting Tanimoto, he thinks something along the lines of "My name is Kenichi Shirahama, a normal high-schooler that loves reading books and gardening... so why is it that I'm now ''[[InterestingSituationDuel fighting on the roof of a speeding bus]]''!?"
* PointlessBandaid: Chikage tends to call him "Bandaid", because of it.
* TerrorHero: Type 5, thanks largely to Niijima.
** Falls into this trope in episode 24 of Season 1 when some thugs try to bully the drama club into giving up their large room so they can use it for their club. After Kenichi saves the drama club president and announces who he is, the thug's minions begin worry about his presence and exaggerate his reputation a bit, such as being able to take on a bear. However, it's enough to make them run away.
** Happens again when he, Takeda, and Ukita save the Shinpaku Alliance members from the rank and file Ragnarok thugs. Niijima once again greatly exaggerates what Kenichi actually did, and causes the remaining thugs to run away due to his power.
* ThanksForTheMammary: How Kenichi broke Miu out of her UnstoppableRage. [[spoiler: Subverted in Chapter 459 where he tries to pull it off again to Miu to get her out of her BrainwashedAndCrazy state, but he still gets a brutal beat down in the end.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Took hundreds. A few volumes, and he can drop his former tormentors. A few arcs, and he's accidentally hospitalizing them by the dozen. All thanks to the sheer fortitude to survive [[TrainingFromHell Ryozanpaku]]. To put things into perspective. At the start of the series he was terrified stiff of guys with small knives, or just guys who wanted to beat him up. Now he can even take on guys armed with huge swords and firearms.
* TrainingFromHell: Driving Kenichi into the ground and scaring his reflexes into gold are standard for the masters of Ryouzanpaku, but the most hellish comes from Koetsuji, who builds simple and complex machines to wring the skill from his disciple's bones. Some intrinsic consequences from failing these machines include (but are not limited to only): [[ManOnFire burning alive]], [[ElectricTorture electrocution]], [[AndIMustScream being trapped for hours in one position]], and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impalement]]. If they didn't know what they were doing (or if Apachai hadn't learned to hold back), he would be long gone by now. Since they do, Kenichi can consider it "training" and gain immense results...though he does ''die'' several times. Good thing two of his masters are also medical geniuses. Kenichi grows to like it, going so far as to ''increase his regimen'' while his masters are absent in Chapter 423. Try to imagine the Kenichi from 200 chapters ago doing that.
* UnskilledButStrong: Kenichi's earlier battles were based more on getting a single hit on his foes, which his inhuman strength gained from training at Ryōzanpaku would turn into a devastating, one-hit KO, than actual combat ability. Akisame even addresses this shortly after Kenichi starts learning actual techniques.
%%* UnusualEyebrows
* WarriorTherapist: His advances in the Sei style have offered him some very telling insights on some of his opponents.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Miu.
* WouldntHitAGirl: [[TheFettered This attitude]] angers several female opponents and wins the affection of some others. He is acutely aware of how stupid this attitude is, and knows that there are several women in the series that could kick his ass even if he ''was'' willing to fight back, [[HonorBeforeReason but he still refuses to hit them on principal.]]

!Miu Fūrinji [[spoiler:/ Bulu Indah]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomokoKawakami (JP, TV anime), Creator/RieKugimiya (JP, OVA), Creator/CarrieSavage (EN), Alondra Hidalgo (LA)

A 16-year-old girl who attends the same school as Kenichi and is currently in her second year. She is the granddaughter of Hayato Fūrinji, the leader of Ryōzanpaku Dojo. Despite being attractive, smart, athletic, and kind, Miu is very socially inept, to the point of having no friends before meeting Kenichi and practically no social life. Miu's social ineptness stems from her upbringing, during which she never had any time to make friends, and also from her home life, where she is both maid and book keeper for a bunch of eccentric adults.

Miu has proven herself to be an immensely skilled fighter. While her exact martial arts disciplines have not been stated, she has shown knowledge of several styles. Her fighting style is graceful and fluid, taking advantage of her agility, coordination, and flexibility, and makes heavy use of kicks. Her skills have been honed to the point where she will reflexively throw anyone who sneaks up behind her.
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* ActionGirl: She regularly floors groups of mooks. Ragnarok eventually gave up fighting her and instead begged Kenichi to "call off your crazy girlfriend!"
* ActionGirlfriend: Kenichi repeatedly vows to protect her, despite the fact that she's still a more skilled fighter than he is. Eventually he comes close and has actively protected her several times when she was sick or disabled. Still, her grandfather won't let him date her unless he can beat ''him'' in a fight.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The end of the final chapter reveals she eventually has a daughter with Kenichi.]]
* BadassAdorable: More so as a child, but she is still pretty adorable as she kicks ass
* BadassBack: Do not approach her from the back or you find out why.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:And a victim of MindManipulation.]]
* BattleCouple: With Kenichi, sort of. She started out protecting or looking out for him since she was much stronger in the beginning. Played straighter when he improved enough to be equal to her level, or close to it.
* BeautyMark: She has one under her left eye.
* BettyAndVeronica: Betty to Renka's Veronica because she's the GirlNextDoor and TeamMom in the dojo.
* BerserkerRage: A result of her not being able to control her immense Dou Ki.[[spoiler: This ends when she finally masters her Ki.]]
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: One of the nicest people, but also one of the strongest disciple fighters so making her angry tends to be a bad idea.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BilingualBonus: [[spoiler: Bulu Indah]] means 'Beautiful Feather' in Malay/Indonesian.
%%* BloodKnight:
* BornWinner: [[spoiler: Miu is the descendant of a tribe of people who specifically breed themselves to create powerful offspring with exceptional martial arts talent. Not to mention her father is the son of the WorldsStrongestMan, as well as one of the most powerful martial artists in the series.]]
* BraidsOfAction: Zigzagged. Initially, she let her hair down before fighting. After Ragnarok, she dons the braids and lets her hair down in school.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Even after [[spoiler:officially breaking free of Junazard's control, she [[BloodKnight has a hidden amount of blood lust unlocked as a result]].]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler:With Kenichi.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: While not 'officially' with Kenichi, she reacts strongly to Renka flirting with him. She also doesn't like it when Kenichi [[EyeScream looks]] at [[ClothingDamage other girls in the nude]], [[AccidentalPervert accidental]] or not.
* ClothingDamage: Often.
** When she attacks [[spoiler:Silkwat and he counters her attacks before knocking her out]], that skin-tight fighting costume of hers is so shredded that she might as well be naked. She must paint her underwear zones with spirit gum before putting it on--there's no other logical way enough bits of it could stay on sometimes!
** Whenever Kenichi imagines them in danger, he automatically pictures her that way.
* [[CluelessChickMagnet Clueless Dude Magnet]]: Besides Kenichi, other guys in the series are interested in her including Takeda, Ryuuto and Sho.
* CutenessProximity: To cats or anything cat-like. Including at times Renka, whom people refer to as cat-like.
* DCupDistress: Laments her size due to its interference with her martial arts. Probably doesn't help people call her "dairy cow."
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Don't ever touch her (and certainly don't ''grab'' her) from behind, or you will quickly end up on your back.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: [[spoiler:After being kidnapped by Silkwat.]]
* FanServicePack: Her boobs and hips grow substantially in a very short time after she starts her second year at school. Handwaved as puberty, when she wonders how much bigger they will get. Then her breasts and hips got smaller right after [[spoiler: Apachai's "death" event]], the measurements seems to be the same as her early design.
* FeatherMotif: Often drawn accompanied by ethereal feathers. See also MeaningfulName below.
%%* ForeheadOfDoom
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler:She met Kenichi when they were kids. Miu apparently recognized him right away, but didn't feel the need to bring it up when they meet again.]]
* FormFittingWardrobe: Even her school uniform and a blanket.
* GlassCannon: While she's an exceptional martial artist and exceptionally hard to hit or even touch, she rarely can take more than a few hits before collapsing/ being unable to continue. This is played up in the anime so she won't join in a fight she could very easily win, but Kenichi would struggle with.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Look at her after she goes into UnstoppableRage and they change into something sinister.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Only Kenichi rivals her in kindness.
* HeirToTheDojo: Raised by the leader of Ryozanpaku and trained by him.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Oh, no, she doesn't have ''that'' kind of feelings for Kenichi. He is [[LikeBrotherAndSister just like a little brother]], or a dog who lives in her house. Yet will become [[ClingyJealousGirl incredibly jealous]] the instant another girl announces her affections for him.
* HerosMuse: Inspired Kenichi to take up Martial Arts.
%%* InnocentBlueEyes
* InstantExpert: Miu can master techniques, training, and even whole styles in a very little amount of time, around a week. She also learned a workable amount of a new language in the same week.
%%* KindheartedCatLover
* LadyOfWar: Grace and coordination; that's how she fights.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The light to Renka Ma's dark.
* LittleMissBadass: Routinely beating street thugs at the age of six.
* MaleGaze: Close ups of her chest and butt are a must.
* MartialPacifist: Only fights for others and then will try to end it with the least damage to both her and her opponent.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "beautiful wings" or "beautiful feathers". [[spoiler:And as mentioned under BilingualBonus, Bulu Indah means "beautiful feather" in Malay/Indonesian.]]
* MsFanservice: In the words of a Ragnarok thug "She wears a purple leotard....built like a super model..."
* NiceGirl: Very polite, caring and helpful.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler: As of chapter 423, not oblivious. Indeed, she's far more aware of Kenichi's feelings for her than he realized.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Her mother died and her father is the leader of Yami.]]
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: She wears glasses as a way to dim her looks.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Her grandfather, specifically due to the aforementioned ParentalAbandonment.
* SensualSpandex: Her fighting uniform. It's ridiculously skintight.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: She is so beautiful that she had some social problems at her last school because of it (implied to be other girls bullying her). To that end, in her current school she puts on glasses and wears her hair in braids to make herself look plainer.
* TeamChef: She does all the cooking in the dojo.
* TeamMom: Runs the dojo with a kind smile... most of the time.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** Just when Kenichi had finally caught up in fighting and even surpassed her in Ki abilities. [[spoiler: Silkwat Junazard kidnaps her and trains her in Silat which then causes her to have to begin training her Dou ki something her grandfather was hesitant to start do to the risk.]] She is now back to effortlessly [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] Kenichi.
** After the introduction of Rimi, Miu finally gets an enemy that pushes her to her limits, [[spoiler: and it's during their final fight that Miu masters her Dou Ki]].
%%* UnstoppableRage: A variant. Like Sakaki, she leans heavily on the Dou side, which is fiery and aggressive. Unlike Sakaki, she doesn't train in it so her control in that state is sketchy at best and she would attack anyone who came within range the first few times she went into that state. The only thing to truly throw her into a rage is meeting the man who killed her mother.
* VaporWear:
** It's pretty obvious that she wears ''nothing'' under her spandex battle outfit. It's a leotard after all. It would be redundant.
** As [[spoiler:Bulu]], it doesn't seem as though Miu is wearing ''anything'' from the waist down except for those leg bands.
* VerbalTic: "Desu wa"
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: When Kenchi was still a novice martial artist this was more prominent. In that period, Ma Kensei actually pointed out to her that this was not good, because this [[HelpingWouldBeKillstealing deprived Kenichi of gaining combat experience]]. After Kenichi [[TookALevelInBadass took enough levels in badass]], this became less prominent, but she actually never stopped being protective of him. Note also that her style of fighting is much more aggressive than Kenichi's.
* WeakButSkilled: Her fighting style is based on speed, grace and coordination rather than pure strength [[note]] This is not to say that she lacks strength but doesn't rely on it. [[/note]] All these combined with her vast experience make her one of the, if not ''the,'' best desciple level fighter(s).
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Kenichi. [[spoiler: They do. See ChildhoodFriendRomance above.]]
* WouldntHurtAChild: [[spoiler: It's how the reader is shown that she's not quite under Silkwat's control.]] Is also very reluctant to fight with Chikage.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She cleans and cooks for the dojo and makes sure it doesn't run out of money. In fact, the grand master mentions that they wouldn't live so well without Miu's care.

!Hayato Furinji
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->Voiced by: Hiroshi Arikawa (JP, TV anime), Yuzuru Fujimoto (JP, OVA), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN), Jesse Conde (LA)

Miu's grandfather and the undefeated elder of the Ryōzanpaku Dojo. He is very tall, very muscular and possesses tremendous vitality despite his advanced age. Hayato is a kind old man but still possesses a reckless streak and can be very arrogant, the former of which is shown by his tendency to spend the dojo's money and to get carried away whenever he has a chance to showcase his strength.

Hayato is considered by many to be the most powerful man alive. Even when he uses only 0.0002% of his power, keeps his eyes closed, and splits his concentration and body movements, Akisame comments that he still is the most powerful man in the world.
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* AwesomeByAnalysis: He invented a martial technique specialized in this.
%%* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa: He's Miu's grandfather, the oldest of the masters, and this means he has the most training and experience of all of them.
* BigGood: He has titles like "The Invincible Superman", "He who has no Enemies", and "The Strongest Man in the World", and has earned every one. It's a good thing he's on Kenichi's side.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BlatantLies: ''I AM THE MYSTERIOUS 20 YEAR OLD, GARYUU X!''
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Even disciples can pull superhuman feats. But Hayato? This old man can run on water, throw bombs huger than he is high into the air, and move so fast a camera slowed down too 1/1000 can barely see a blur of him! That's nearly ''mach 30'' and he wasn't even trying!
%%* CoolOldGuy
* EngagementChallenge: The only way Kenichi can get his consent on dating Miu, is to defeat '''''HIM'''''.
* FormFittingWardrobe: Kimonos don't work like that!
* HeroicBuild: Well over 6 feet tall, made of solid muscle, and doesn't look his actually age.
* ImpossibleTask: When he says that no one can date Miu unless they can defeat him in combat, what he ''means'' to say is that he doesn't want anyone dating Miu.
* LargeAndInCharge: Biggest master in the dojo.
* LoinCloth: His [[FanDisservice swimwear]].
%%* MartialPacifist
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Chapter 430 reveals that his inability to prevent Saiga's FaceHeelTurn is this for him]].
* OldMaster: He's actually taught Kenichi only a few lessons, but each has resulted in ''monumental'' [[TookALevelInBadass improvements]]. Basically, He's the one who brings together all the stuff the other masters have been [[TrainingFromHell pounding into Kenichi on a daily basis]].
* OneManArmy: Hell, he is a MONSTER, he fought alone with an entire American military base and WON! And throwing more people or heavy artillery at him is a bad idea, since he can use [[GrievousHarmWithABody people as freakin' shurikens]], and has special moves that he uses specifically to take out TANKS!!!
* OverprotectiveDad: More like ''selectively'' protective grandfather. Keeping Miu by his side as he travelled the world battling evil, fine. Sending her out to protect Kenichi, encouraged. But any prospective suitors (i.e. Kenichi) must defeat the Elder first.
* PaperThinDisguise: His identity as Ganryu-X is a simple plastic ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' mask and doing ''Franchise/KamenRider'' poses.
* RedBaron: "The Man Without Enemies"
* WalkingTheEarth: Appears to have done this both in his youth and during Miu's early years. Arguably still doing it given his semi-frequent "walks" that keep him away from Ryozanpaku for days on end.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Is called as such on several occasions, when he isn't being called the Invincible Superman. Apparently, using 0.0002% of his power and closing his eyes STILL leaves him the "most powerful being on this planet".

!Akisame Kōetsuji
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->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (EN), Creator/KentWilliams (EN), José Arenas (LA)

A 38-year-old philosophical Jujitsu master who was the first master willing to train Kenichi. He is an old friend of Miu's father, Saiga. Despite his seemingly small physique, he is known for having muscles built to perfection. He also has very good insight, often knowing if people are troubled or hiding something; he sometimes even knows what a person is thinking, which scares Kenichi.
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* TheAce: Not only is he a Martial Arts Master, but he's also considered a genius in multiple academic fields, can bring people back to life with his medical knowledge, is said to have "the perfect body", is always calm and composed, is the main breadwinner of the group, manages to turn a group of school children into emotionless fighting machines in an afternoon, and can outsmart any of the other masters (Kensei spent YEARS using a false RockPaperScissors pattern until he really needed to win, and Akisame saw through it immediately). If there is something he isn't good at, he'll learn it almost instantly. If that doesn't happen, he learns instantly by watching somebody else do the same.
* BadassMustache: He argues about whether or not it is with James Shiba.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's one of the more cultured and approachable Ryozanpaku masters, and can usually keep his cool in stressful situations. If you do anything that could potentially harm Kenichi or any innocent bystanders, though, he'll show you no mercy.
** When he learns that Shigure was captured by YAMI, he very briefly flies into a rage after he tries to calm himself but fails.
* BrokenAce: [[spoiler:[[MyGreatestFailure He's still haunted by his inadvertent part in killing Shigure's father in their mutual past]]]].
* CatchPhrase: "Naive!"
* TheComicallySerious: Especially when green peppers are involved.
* CruelMercy: As all Ryozanpaku Masters he won't kill his opponent no matter the circumstances. Some of the stuff he does to his [[BodyHorror opponents is worse]]. Really it would be MercyKill to kill those poor souls.
* CulturedBadass: There's a reason he's called the "Jujitsu Philosopher."
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Hates green peppers. Doubles as his WeaksauceWeakness. Kenichi and Miu manage to seal him in his room for a few hours by dangling one in the hallway.
* GadgeteerGenius: Low-level, but he loves to invent new [[strike:torture]] training devices.
* GeniusBruiser: So much so that some visitors to the dojo seemed to know of him as a master artist and philosopher instead of a martial arts master.
* ItsPersonal: Harming any of his TrueCompanions will anger him but when he learned that Shigure (the daughter of an old friend) had been captured by YAMI, he tries to calm himself by writing calligraphy but fails when he crushes the pen in a rage and declares that he'd make YAMI ''wish'' that he will kill them by the time it was over.
* MartialMedic: Started out as a notable chiropractor thanks to jujitsu's knowledge of joints & bones, but becomes an [[OpenHeartDentistry Open Heart Dentist]] by the D of D arc, capable of performing miracles with [[MacGyvering a borrowed knife, needle & thread, and booze]].
* MartialPacifist: When threatened by a Ragnarok grunt, he politely tried to talk his way out before using him in a Judo demonstration.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: While much slimmer than some of the other masters, he has built his body to perfection via ArtMajorBiology.
* ProphetEyes: Downplayedted in that Akisame is clearly ''not'' blind but he looks it and the wise conotations are there.
* TakeCareOfTheKids: [[spoiler:Shigure's father asks Akisame this before the latter's untimely death. He of course agrees and leaves her with the Kosaka Clan while he completed his training travels.]]
* TheReliableOne: There is a reason why he was chosen to be Kenichi's primary trainer. Always cool and collected, rather serious, a good organizer, and possesses the best technological and medical knowledge of all Ryozanpaku masters. Compared to him, Hayato (the eldest and strongest ''and'' the owner of the dojo) sometimes looks like a mischievous teenager.
* UnusualEyebrows: It's like a lightning symbol drawn sideways.
%%* WarriorPoet

!Shio Sakaki
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->Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP), Creator/ChristopherSabat (EN), Juan Carlos Tinoco (LA)

A 29-year-old master of karate who claims to hold 100 dan. Sakaki is a very intimidating person even when he tries not to be, something that he does not seem to realize and is put off by whenever someone points it out. He has a kind and caring nature and is a very bad liar, which is shown when Akisame asks why he suddenly decided to teach Kenichi a fighting technique, and Sakaki replied that it was the anniversary of the creation of judo.

He is an incredibly powerful martial artist. He his well-versed in multiple forms of karate and possess superhuman abilities, most evident in the fact that he can survive a fall from one of the top floors of a tall building without any noticeable injury.
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* AlliterativeName: '''S'''hio '''S'''akaki.
* AntiHero: Sakaki tries to give a hard cynical impression, but he isn't fooling anybody, as people he meets keep being amazed at and telling him what a nice and WiseBeyondHisYears fellow that he is. The "worst" that he ever does is drag along Apachai on harebrained {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, and although he worked as a mercenary for a while he never liked it, or accepted immoral missions, and when his old partners did, he immediately turned on them. He mostly earns a living by catching career killers for Interpol and similar.
* BadassBiker: When he uses his motorcycle, he definitely counts.
%%* BadLiar
* BerserkButton: Anybody seriously harming Kenichi. While he can control himself (with difficulty) when its done by another disciple, when its a Master class... [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown all bets are off]]
* BerserkerTears: [[spoiler:He didn't take it well when Hongo killed Suzuki.]]
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BoisterousBruiser: Easily the character who does the most shouting in Ryozanpaku.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's the biggest softie of the masters. Most of his character's humor comes from his (increasingly desperate) assurances that this isn't the case.
* TheCape: Honorable, kind, refuses to kill and is ready to do what is right to help defend the defenseless no matter what.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a Dou-style user and very vicious in combat (in fact, [[spoiler: the karate school he uses is an art developed and used by YAMI]]), but he's probably the nicest member of the Ryozanpaku dojo.
* DefectorFromDecadence: It was revealed in Chapter 439 that he was actually groomed by his master to be a powerful follower (and possibly eventual Fist) of YAMI, but he rejected the philosophy of Satsujiken in response to the death of Suzuki.
%%* EatingTheEyeCandy:
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: So much so that some have wondered just how much of his image and habits are genuine or are carefully cultivated so as to appear from looking ''too'' kind and soft.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In chapter 422 [[spoiler: he shared with Kenichi some tips for fighting when you're wounded: don't let your opponent know you're hurt, avoid unnecessarily large movements, and don't let rage overtake you]]. [[BlatantLies Guess]] [[SayMyName what]] [[SuperReflexes he]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown does]].
** Gets another moment in chapter 434 when [[spoiler:Kenichi and Miu follow him against his wishes,]] he exasperatedly wonders who taught Kenichi to so flagrantly disregard his masters wishes. Cue placard of him acting in ''the exact same manner'' towards his master.
%%* KnightInShiningArmor
* LuminescentBlush: Mostly at being proud of Kenichi and trying hard not to show it.
%%* MartialPacifist
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Seriously, had any of his fight hasn't ended like this? He's so brutal Kenichi and Miu ''took pity on his opponent'' after he beat him straight through several ''rooms'', walls and all. He also managed to give all of Kenichi's TrueCompanions the shivers (literally) on another occasion...where he claimed to be ''holding back''. And he may actually be telling the truth.
* ObviouslyEvil: He looks like the archetypal bad guy and half of his dialog comes out sounding like a bad guy or TheDragon. Lampshaded by Kenichi when Sakaki promised the Elder to "bring their heads as trophy"; he was joking but still...
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler: This seems to be the attitude Sakaki and Akira have towards one another.]]
* PapaWolf: To Kenichi.
* ThePromise: Earlier in his life, he promised to marry Jennifer Grey. He claimed he was drunk, but she still wants him to make good on that promise.
%%* RatedMForManly:
* ScarsAreForever: Has one across his nose. [[spoiler:Chapter 429 hints, and Chapter 431 confirms, that he got it from a fight with Akira Hongo, YAMI's God Fist. In Chapter 443 they gave each other their scars at [[CrossCounter the same time]]. Also looks like he's gained a few more during his latest battle with Hongo...which also serve as a ShoutOut]].
* SenseiForScoundrels: A lot of his advice is delivered while at least a little drunk. Strangely his best advice, on life in general if not fighting, is when he is drunk, and he won't remember saying it all.
%%* ShirtlessScene:
* ShoutOut: See ShirtlessScene above, plus [[spoiler:his latest battle with Akira Hongo has left him with a rather familiar-looking set of finger-poke wounds on his chest.]] His move, Morsasouken-Zuki, oozes FistOfTheNorthStar.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** Yes, Sakaki, you want to teach Kenichi, not because you want to, but because it's your birthday. Riiight. In the dub, because it was supposedly the day Judo was created.
** Despite being ENEMIES he is also one for [[spoiler:[[WorthyOpponent Hongo]]]].
--> "It's not like I'm helping you. I just felt like standing here for a little while."
** He's also pretty protective and caring of Miu and his fellow dojo Masters but he refuses to admit to this. Case in point, this line when Appachai is trying to learn to pull his punches; "It's not like I asked for your help because I was worried about him or nothin'...my sake just doesn't taste right unless I can hear his laughter. That's the only reason!"
* UpToEleven: The 100-dan karate master. Dan rankings don't go above 10 in karate or other Japanese martial arts. He's probably well aware of this, but nobody's brave enough to call him on it.

!Apachai Hopachai
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->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyaIshimaru (JP), Creator/SonnyStrait (EN), Antonio Gálvez (LA)

A 28-year-old master of Muay Thai and is known as the "Death God" of the Muay Thai underworld fighting circuit. Despite this fearsome reputation and his incredible size and strength, Apachai is very kind and gentle. He enjoys playing with children and animals and is very childlike himself. He has a habit of saying the phrase "apa" when he speaks and sometimes yells it while training or fighting.

Apachai has been trained in martial arts since he was very young. He is extraordinarily strong, able to shatter stone statues and kick down trees without any apparent difficulty. Despite his incredible size, he is blindingly fast, able to dodge bullets while fighting.
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* TheBerserker: When he fights, he basically loses all limits.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: One of the genuinely kindest characters in the series. Also one of only two masters known for a fact as capable of giving the Elder a challenge in combat.
* BigEater: If Apachai isn't playing board games with Honoka or berserking at training dummies, he's most likely eating. Given a slightly uncomfortable twist when it's revealed that [[spoiler:he was often denied food as punishment or to keep him "on edge" by the man who ''owned'' him, before Agaard took charge of him]].
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BlankWhiteEyes: Used for both comedy and badassery, which is just about all his appearances. Apachai's face is rarely drawn in full detail.
* BoringButPractical: His finishing moves are [[MegatonPunch APANCH]], [[TwinkleInTheSky CHAIKICK]], and The Punch You Don't Let Children See.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A somewhat tragic example, as his past has led to him being woefully unprepared for normal life.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Chapter 406: the guy came back from the dead in a way that would put the Terminator to shame and delivered a God-Slaying Punch while being half-dead just to protect his beloved disciple.]]
%%* TheDitz
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Has genuinely ''killed'' Kenichi once or twice. He usually knows his strength, but can't control it.
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings
%%* GenreSavvy: He has his moments.
* GeniusDitz: He has excellent knowledge when it comes to animals, even though he doesn't know a lot of other things.
* GentleGiant: When he's not fighting, he's huge, imposing, and ridiculously sweet.
* IdiotSavant: Apachai is a muay thai genius, but he's nearly clueless about most social norms.
* LivingLegend: Leaves behind at least two legends of a GentleGiant that saved the day and then was never heard of again.
%% * ManChild
%% * MartialPacifist
* MundaneMadeAwesome: He went through a hellish training to ''learn to hold back while doing housework'' so Miu could go to the amusement park.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: [[spoiler:It was looking pretty grim for a while there, but he did eventually survive his fight with Agaard, thanks to Akisame and Kensei.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Are you really going to pick a fight with a guy called the Death God of the Muay Thai Underworld?
* NoSocialSkills: Barely functional in a social setting, since his life has been little but fighting.
* PokemonSpeak: Apachai does this when he gets worked up.
* RedBaron: "[[{{Shinigami}} Grim Reaper]] of Muay Thai".
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: When Nijima goes missing, kidnapped by Ragnarok, Apachai talks to ''pigeons'' for information. ''It works''.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Bordering on PokemonSpeak at time.
%%* TykeBomb:
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Does not like planes. Guess what he has to ride at one point?

!Shigure Kōsaka
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->Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN), Claudia Contreras (LA)

A 22-year-old weapons master. Shigure is a very mysterious person. She speaks very little and has a habit of falling asleep on the rafters of the ceiling and also traverses atop them more than she uses the floor. She has little knowledge of most things outside of weapons and has trouble interacting with normal people due to her blunt personality and the fact that she always carries a weapon. She has a pet mouse named Tochūmaru.

While the youngest master of Ryozanpaku, Shigure has repeatedly proven herself a formidable person to face. As the successor to the Kōsaka-Style, Shigure has remarkable mastery of all forms of traditional and even modern weapons, earning her the title of "The Prodigy of Sword and Mistress of all Weaponry". Despite her lithe frame, she is very strong and can cut weapons made of metal to pieces using something with a dull edge, such as a spoon. She once cut a cannon off of a tank and then jammed it through its side.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: She assumes this for the heroic side sometimes.
* AbsurdCuttingPower: Doesn't matter if it's a sword she's using or a wooden rice spoon--anything that Shigure can hold ''will'' cut.
* TheAce: As far as weapons are concerned, she's the best in virtually the entire world. Whereas most weapons masters are good with one particular weapon or weapons set, she's proficient enough in all the basics to pick apart ''every single'' type used against her. This includes rifles and other modern weaponry
* ActionGirl: She's obviously damn capable with anything even vaguely resembling a weapon and she's not afraid to fight.
* {{Adorkable}}: Since she's a bit awkward socially, she tends to quietly puff up and congratulate herself when she says something that sounds kind of cool.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is tall, beautiful, dark-haired and acts very calm and serious--except when she's not.
* BadassAdorable: Her adorkable moments do nothing to temper her badassness.
%%* BadassBiker
* BadassLongcoat: Usually when she's travelling.
* BladeReflection: Shigure turns the blade reflection to practical use, using it to see what is behind her. Her only blind spot is the part of the blade reflecting her face.
* {{Bokukko}}: She uses the masculine pronoun ''boku'' to refer to herself.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* ClothingDamage: The cause, and sometimes, the recipient.
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Innocent with regards to many things.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: She collects {{Cool Sword}}s [[spoiler:to prevent her father's work from being used for murder]].
%%* TheComicallySerious
* CoolBigSis: Not by blood, but tends to act like this to Miu and Kenichi, and by extension, the Shinpaku Alliance. She has taught him to swim and helped him get over his fear of killing intent, which also put her in danger. Another case in point, after a bummed out Kenichi is 'banned' from training for a while for daring to take a Weapons Master-class opponent head-on, she has her mouse guide him into the rafters to a listening cup so he can hear what the other masters [[WellDoneSonGuy really think]] of his latest display. Cue another WhenSheSmiles moment.
** She makes the Shinpaku Alliance members special chain armor and gauntlets tempered by her family's secret process, rending them impossibly strong and resistant to blades. She stayed up an ''entire week'' straight to do this.
** [[spoiler:When she finds herself along with Kenichi and Miu surrounded by several Yami Weapon Masters, she holds the line so that the two can escape and is captured as a result.]]
* DamselOutOfDistress: [[spoiler:Gets captured by the Master weapon users of Yami.... and quickly breaks out, several times.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She's the slowest to warm up to Kenichi but eventually she becomes his CoolBigSis and [[ShipTease it's been hinted that she's probably starting to develop a kind of crush on Kenichi]].
* DramaticEllipsis: When she... talks it's very... SLOW.
* FullFrontalAssault: Seems perfectly relaxed fighting nude when attacked [[HotSpringsEpisode at an onsen]]. In front of her disciple no less.
* {{Fundoshi}}: In her swimwear.
%%* GodivaHair
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Almost anytime she pulls out her sword...or wooden spoon. In chapter 412 she was seen carving shapes into a waterfall.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Possibly her most remarkable skill, Shigure has perfect aim with any tool she handles. Even with frail or dull-edged items, such as a spoon or faulty blade, she can strike without hitting any vital points. With projectiles, she can precisely hit any speeding and squirming target from a considerable distant. At close-range, Shigure strikes can skillfully cut through targets with such precision, the sliced target can momentarily appear unaffected.
* ImprovisedWeapon: She is already invincible with only a newspaper. Or a wooden spoon. Or a hair ribbon. Or a mouthful of needles. [[spoiler: The Yami put her in special restraints--basically embedding her hands and feet in solid masses of a specially fortified resin--because they didn't dare let her get hold of handcuffs.]]
%%* LadyOfWar
* MaleGaze: Most chapter cover art that features her as well as some shots of her in the story are done with this in mind.
* MartialPacifist: Most opponents she faces end up losing without significant injury or by simply having their clothes torn (which she often does to Miu and Freya's Valkyries). Even during fights with dangerous opponents like Kagerō Kii and Mildred Lawrence, she will not resort to lethally slicing or slashing the opponent's body, instead opting to using the back of her sword, and in extreme situations, shallowly cutting or attacking an opponent with a weapon to the point that they have small, non-lethal flesh wounds and cuts.
* MiniDressOfPower: Her kimono is cut as a miniskirt. Somewhat practical, as it gives her more range of movement than a full kimono.
* MsFanservice: She is a beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts who ends up with clothing damage in a majority of her actual fights. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the middle and later chapters where she spend most of the time completely naked due to being captured and they don't want her using anything that she can utilize as a weapon.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Her [[RedBaron nickname]] is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Prodigy of Sword and Mistress of all Weaponry]].
* {{Ninja}}: Not ''actually'' a ninja but she might as well be. Her [[KimonoFanService short kimono]] & fishnet outfit scream kunoichi, as does her choice of typically ninja weapons (swords, manriki-gusari, shuriken, and kunai) and her habit of setting weapon traps. She also walks on ceilings, but she does this by [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower gripping the beams with her toes]] rather than magic tricks. Oh, and sneaking in is one of her specialties.
* NoNameGiven: Her father never gave her a name. It was [[spoiler:Akisame]] who gave her the name and he put her in the care of the Kosaka family.
* NoSocialSkills: Initially is introduced as a loner, often avoiding interaction with the other members of Ryōzanpaku (besides occasionally Apachai). With Kenichi's arrival she begins opening up to the others, and even joins them for meals.
* NotGoodWithPeople: She seems to get along better with her pet rat than with anyone else.
%%* PurpleEyes
* TheQuietOne: Doesn't talk much.
* RapunzelHair: When she lets it down it comes down to her hips.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: She spent her formative years training in the wilderness with her swordsmith father; though he did love her he was so absent-minded that ''he never even bothered to give her a name''. In the present, Shigure is a formidable weapons master, but has little knowledge of most things outside of weapons, [[NoSocialSkills lacks social graces]] and speaks very slowly.
* {{Sarashi}}: In her swimwear.
* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu has wondered several times if Shigure sees him as [[HotForStudent more than her disciple]]. She has no qualms about being in a state of undress around him since he's not being perverted (on purpose), and she told him that she wants to bathe with him again, much to Miu's consternation. As the story goes on, she starts acting cuter around him in an effort to get him to train with her more.
* ShamefulStrip: [[spoiler:She's captured and stripped by Yami, although they did it because they knew she can even turn clothing into weapons.]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Zigzagged. She doesn't seem to mind being naked in front of Kenichi and doesn't even bother to lock the door to her room when she changes because the rest of the men know better. However, she is keenly aware of [[DirtyOldMan Kensei Ma's]] lechery and generally foils his attempts to peep at every turn. When [[spoiler:she's captured and stripped by Yami]], she gets angry and calls them perverts. She can and will fight in the nude if she has to.
* SleepWalking: According to Sakaki.
* SlipknotPonytail: She didn't have a [[ImprovisedWeapon weapon]] on her.
* StealthHiBye: Part of her ninja appeal and also part of her training.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female Master-class for the Katsujin-ken and the youngest among them.
* TheStoic: Partial subversion. Despite her general lack of expression, her emotions are almost comically obvious.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Icy to nearly everyone, even the other Masters at the beginning. However, she's a very caring person and shows a warmer side of herself to those who are very close to her like her pet mouse Tochūmaru and eventually Kenichi.
* TalkingInYourSleep: According to Sakaki, her sleep talking is quite scary.
* TheTease: Very much so in Kenichi's case. She's tried to get room for the night by saying that they were a couple (it was really for saving money), taking a bath with him fully nude, and generally not caring if he sees her naked or not. Also these [[http://eatmanga.com/Manga-Scan/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi-535/page-13 poses]] are proof of it.
* TomboyishPonytail: She has long waist-length raven hair usually tied back in a high ponytail
* UltimateBlacksmith: She inherited her father's supreme skill at forging weapons.
* UnusualEyebrows: They're like...caterpillars...or something.
* VaporWear: She never wears a bra. Howewer, when fighting seriously, she dons chain mail and wears a black strap under her breast to kept the chain mail in place.
* VerbalTic: Has a habit of pausing whenever she...speaks.
* WalkingArmory: She has an assortment of weapons all over her body from her sword, to her kusarigama, kunai and even needles. Her room in the dojo has more weapons and weapon types than most museums.
* WhenSheSmiles: Maybe a subversion. It's significant when she does, but unless it's meant for Kenichi, it isn't a very pretty smile. As time goes on, she smiles more often, especially if it concerns Kenichi in any way.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears thigh-high socks.

!Kensei Ma
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->Voiced by: Creator/IsseiFutamata (JP), Creator/VicMignogna (EN), Jorge Ramírez (LA)

A 41-year-old lecherous master of Chinese Kenpō. Kensei is a sly and perverted man, who tries to take pictures of attractive women, particularly Shigure and Miu. He often sells these pictures to Kenichi in the form of "data books", which usually turn out to be pictures of anything but the two of them. Ma seems to have a plethora of spying equipment at his disposal to aid him in such endeavors. In spite of his perverted and deceptive tendencies, he and Kenichi become quite close, forming a father-son-like bond.

Ma is a very experienced martial artist, having been trained since he was very young, and purportedly knows all martial arts indigenous to China. In spite of his size, he is very strong, able to destroy a small bridge with a single kick and to rend the flesh of Diego Carlo, a man said to possess a body hard as steel, with his bare hands. He is very agile, capable of jumping from atop one moving cars to another. Ma is also skilled in the field of medicine; he runs an acupuncture clinic and usually, along with Akisame, mends the wounds of Kenichi and the others.
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* BaldOfAwesome: He's lost his hair on the top of his head. Hence the NiceHat. Doesn't make him any less capable in combat.
%%* BadassMustache
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He acts the most goofy and affable of all the Ryōzanpaku teachers, but when the chips are down, yoi'll see just why he's called the Master of all Chinese Kenpo.
* DirtyOldMan: He's almost always taking pictures of attractive younger girls. Though he has never actually done anything to say he is unfaithful to his wife.
* HenpeckedHusband: Is terrified of his wife.
%%* IWasQuiteALooker
* MartialMedic: Runs an acupuncture clinic & knows a lot about [[HealingPotion Chinese herbalism]].
* MartialPacifist: "Why can't the world be more ero and peaceful?" He's also probably the most gentle when training Kenichi.
* NiceHat: To cover up his bald spot.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Shortest man in Ryōzanpaku, but still a master martial artist.
%%* PornStash
* SenseiForScoundrels: Is often encouraging perverted behavior in Kenichi as a form of training. Rachel Stanley considers him a genius for suggesting ways to grab attention more shamelessly.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Whenever he's sharing a scene with Shigure. They are often drawn from odd perspectives that emphasize the height difference. (Involving him pointing a camera at her butt.)
* TransliterationTrouble: Many scanlations translate his family name as "Ba," because that's how it's pronounced in Japanese, but it's supposed to be pronounced the Chinese way.

!Tochūmaru

Shigure's pet mouse. Tochūmaru is highly intelligent and a skilled fighter in his own right, able to take down (or at least intimidate) normal people.

* BadassAdorable: Tochūmaru seems to have a lot of the same skills Shigure does, just scaled down in power. At the very least, he's able to take down beings much larger than him. Shigure even says that he can handle any cat that tries to eat him.
* BigEater: Tochūmaru apparently steals food and blames it on Apachai.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Shigure, although he also sometimes helps Kenichi.
* StealthExpert: He's basically a mouse with ninja skills. Being small, Tochūmaru can easily sneak into places unnoticed, which comes in handy.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shinpaku Alliance]]

!Haruo Niijima
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->Voiced by: Creator/TakumiYamazaki (JP), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN), Rafael Pacheco (LA)

A member of the Newspaper Club who investigates everyone. Niijima dreams of eventually ruling the world and formed the Alliance for that purpose.
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* ActionSurvivor: His abilities to run, escape, gather info, use traps, use tactics ,and the ability to sense others make him just as dangerous as the other fighters.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Every time he use one of his ''Alien powers'' (don't ask).
* BadassNormal: He doesn't have ''any'' training in martial arts. Even so, he was the only one of his gang to escape Berserker and he did it through [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer sheer agility, speed,]] and the ability to slip out of his clothes without losing either of the former two.
** He also has high-class concealment and evasion techniques that match those of the martial artists. Not to mention he can keep up with most of the Disciple class martial artists in speed, while ''[[EvilLaugh cackling]]''. It's a special breathing technique.
* BizarreAlienBiology: In an omake it was suggested that his heart is hairy.
* CrazyPrepared: He has traps around the entire city and Shinpaku's base, and he seems to have a plan any time he has enough time or resources. He even [[spoiler:made a back up]] from the time he helped Akisame download Yami's database, and he is also pen-pals with [[spoiler:Inspector Honmaki's daughter, who he made a member of Shinpaku!]]
%%* DirtyCoward: ''Weaponized.''
* {{Expy}}: Pointy ears, fangs, beady eyes, big nose and Cheshire cat smile? Check. {{Jerkass}}, MagnificentBastard, and bully? Check. Specialties are information gathering, trickery, and being crazy prepared? Check. May or may not be the devil in human form? Check. Did [[Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}} Hiruma]] get a haircut or something?
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Siegfried's about the only one who genuinely likes him. Everyone else is usually blackmailed into the Shinpaku Alliance, dragged in, or just following another member.
%%* GambitRoulette: His plan [[spoiler:about exploiting the Yami data]]
* {{Gonk}}: The other characters seem to think he's an alien. The author [[strike:may]] clearly agrees with them.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Can't enter a church or shrine without being carried. Later freaks out when attacked with Vajra.
* HypocriticalHumor: Niijima hates people who spread false information. Except when it's him.
* {{Jerkass}}: More or less his defining characteristic.
%%* LargeHam
* NonActionGuy: Subverted. He's a coward through and through, but it's virtually a superpower when it comes [[SuperSpeed time to run]].
* RedBaron: "The Lord Demon"; only Siegfried calls him that.
* TheSoCalledCoward: Niijima ''is'' quite cowardly, but when you consider that he's going up against an array of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}ed individuals while he himself is physically just a normal person, it makes a bit more sense. That said, Niijima has also never failed to aid Ryouzanpaku when it's something that falls within his area of expertise, even if it's dangerous. [[spoiler: As of chapter 556, he's been part of teams that are ''directly invading enemy military bases.'' '''Twice.''' Simply because his computer skills are necessary. Niijima knows to pick only the battles he can win.]]
%%* TokenEvilTeammate
* ToxicFriendInfluence: He's constantly pushing Kenichi into doing selfish things.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Kenichi pretty much applies this trope to Niijima, who often berated Kenichi early on. But as Kenichi gains power, Niijima starts sucking up to him, and also greatly exaggerates Kenichi's accomplishments, mostly for the former's own selfish gains. He will once in a rare while, however, do some good without any real ulterior motives, such as when he tells Miu that Kenichi missed her play because he was fighting Kisara to prevent her from disrupting the play. He will sometimes also give Kenichi some warnings about threats against him or someone Kenichi may care about.

!Ikki Takeda
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->Voiced by: Creator/KazukiYao (JP), Creator/JMichaelTatum (EN), Creator/IrwinDaayan (LA)

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%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AmazonChaser: After Miu beats him up due to a (sort of) misunderstanding, he says he's fallen in love.
* BattleAura: Gets really pissed off when he realizes that [[InnocentCohabitation Kenichi and Miu are the only ones in the dojo]]. {{Lampshaded}} by Tanimoto
-->'''Tanimoto''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Hey, don't emit that aura behind me carefree boxer!!"]]
** Takeda also gets points for being the first Shinpaku to unlock his ki all on his own, without being overwhelmed by it.
* BoxingBattler: His fighting style, which contrasts with the rest of the cast that primarily uses eastern martial arts.
* CantCatchUp: He sees Kenichi's progress, seeks out a master and is soon ''almost'' on the same level.
* ConservationOfDetail: When he first appears, Takeda stands with a slightly hunched posture. This is actually foreshadowing that the injury that forced him to retire from boxing isn't with his arm, but his spine. Once Akisame fixes him, Takeda is able to stand up straighter.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After his fight with Kenichi, you can see them supporting each other on their way to Koetsuji's clinic. Saving him from a lethal fall, and [[spoiler: arranging for his paralysis cure]] no doubt endeared him to Kenichi.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He worked under Kisara, like Ukita, but he quit after [[spoiler:Kenichi helped him heal his arm and get back into boxing.]]
* ExtremityExtremist: He's a boxer after all, but he's half-again an extremist in his first appearance, see IAmNotLeftHanded.
* GreenEyedMonster: PlayedForLaughs. He gets real jealous at Kenichi and Ukita's growing popularity with girls.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Before he fights Kenichi.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: He becomes one of Kenichi's closest allies after the latter saves him from a fall during their fight, and especially [[spoiler:after Koetsuji fixes his crippled left arm.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded:
** Subverted. In his first fight with Kenichi, he starts off by saying that he'll only be using his right arm to fight, instead of using his "legendary left." [[spoiler: Turns out that this is actually because his left arm is paralyzed--or it was, until Koetsuji fixed it]].
** Later is played straight after training with James, who has him wear a harness of some sort; it appears to be made of high-tension springs. When he removes it during the D of D tournament, he lands a [[spoiler:OneHitKO on a guy from a special forces military unit]].
* LightningBruiser: Thanks largely to his training in boxing, Takeda can hit pretty hard and move fast, so long as his legs don't get attacked, or he gets {{Zerg Rush}}ed.
* OralFixation: Often, if not always, chews on a stalk of bamboo.
* PerpetualSmiler: Developed into this after his HeelFaceTurn, but remains fourth in frequency after Kajima, Agaard, and Diego, in that order.
%%* RapidFireFisticuffs
* SlipknotPonytail: Happens during his fight with Lugh at the amusement park.
%%* TheSouthpaw
* TokenGoodTeammate: When he was part of Ragnarok, he [[PetTheDog reassured his opponents who lost to him that they did their best]] and [[EvenEvilHasStandards chewed out Ukita whenever he used unfair methods to win]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Once he gets training from James Shiba he manages to almost catch up to Kenichi.
* VerbalTic: Tends to end his sentences with "~ja nai?" or "isn't it?".
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Kōzō Ukita
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->Voiced by: Creator/ToruOkawa (JP), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN), Javier Rivero (LA)

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* AndZoidberg: Poor Ukita gets ignored for laughs.
* CantCatchUp: Because [[TrainingFromHell unlike everybody else]], he trained normally. It is used for his CharacterDevelopment, though he still can't catch up.
* ChickMagnet: Not only is Kisara {{Tsundere}} for him but Freya is quite obviously crushing on him. [[spoiler: And now Shiratori is starting to show some interest in him!]]
%%* CoolShades
* DefectorFromDecadence: Same case as Takeda, Ukita leaves Ragnarok in his buddy's wake, but [[IWasJustPassingThrough he doesn't show it]] until saving him from taking a beatdown by the rest of Kisara's thugs.
* {{Determinator}}: Proves to be one in the D of D tournament, when the Shinpaku Alliance faces the Capoeira Team.
* FaceOfAThug: When we first saw him, he was positively thugly. Then ArtEvolution happened as he became less of a delinquent. The anime took cues from his later appearances and made him that way from the start.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the first examples of the series.
%%* HeroesWantRedheads
* LetsGetDangerous: He may be the weakest of the Shinpaku Alliance fighters, but [[spoiler:that does ''not'' mean he's someone to be trifled with. A Yami weapon-user finds this out the hard way when Ukita saves [[FriendToAllChildren Chikage]] by [[BarehandedBladeBlock blocking a dagger with his bare hands]] and throws him to the ground. Chikage was impressed.]]
* TheLoad: Was afraid of ending up as this, and currently is. [[spoiler: Well, until he saves Chikage from a Yami weapon-user.]]
%%* ScarsAreForever
* TookALevelinDumbass: While never a genius, he had a lot of common sense and knew when he was outmatched early on. After the tournament storyline, Ukita tends to run straightforward at opponents far stronger than himself, and he usually needs to be saved before something bad happens.
* UnskilledButStrong: And he isn't really that unskilled, he just trains normally; unlike the others, who are either prodigies or have genius masters. Events have shown that he could be an absolute ''beast'' with the right master.
* TheWorfEffect: Usually the first one down to show the strength of the newest enemy.

!Renka Ma
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->Voiced by: Creator/MikaKanai (JP), Kate Oxley (EN), Mildred Barrera (LA)

Ma Kensei's 16-year-old daughter. She came to Japan in search of her father, who she planned to take back to China. She falls in love with Kenichi.

She is able to perceive martial techniques at a level unusual for non-Master-class martial artists.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Either her outfits will sport this to begin with or a result of clothing damage.
* AscendedExtra: While important she doesn't become a regular character until about chapter 310.
%%* ActionGirl
%%* AnimeChineseGirl
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: As we are [[RunningGag frequently reminded]], Renka has the habit of chasing moving objects.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Definitely "flirtier" and more shameless than Miu.
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Miu's Betty.
* CatSmile: Which results in Miu suffering from CutenessProximity. Flat out lapses into fully cat-like behavior when Miu starts treating her like one, with her ExpressiveHair acting just like a CatGirl's ears.
** Even Kisara, who normally [[ACupAngst reacts with animosity towards well-endowed girls]], sees her as a cat and starts waving cat toys around to play with her.
* CleavageWindow: Almost all of her outfits.
%%* ClingyJealousGirl
* DemotedToExtra: Is an important character in the manga and very popular with readers. In the anime, she only appears in two episodes and is never mentioned again. Though this is because the anime ends before Renka really starts to show up.
** Then again, with the new O[=V=]A series, she may get her animated limelight after all...
* ExpressiveHair: Causing many people to refer to her as a cat.
* {{Expy}}: Of another chinese girl, Shampoo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Oddly enough Renka was called "kitty" and even has a tendency to act like a cat, possibly a reference to Shampoo's cat form. The two also compete against the lead females for the attention of the main protagonists.
* FanServicePack: The next time people see her in Chapter 309, her breasts are noticeably bigger, and unlike Miu, this was permanent.
* FightMagnet: More so than even Kenichi, though she does live in a bad part of Chinatown where the Chinese mafia operates.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Starts doing this after her FanServicePack in ch. 309.
* GreenEyes
* GenkiGirl: She is very hyper and strongwilled.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Due to being a high ranking member of a large Chinese Kenpo organization, The Phoenix Alliance, she is frequently attacked by members of other opposing organizations, like the White Tiger Black Dragon Clan and even the Chinese Mafia as well as keeping the peace in the Chinese district where she lives. This is hinted at as being Ma Kensei's way of training her.
%%* InstantCostumeChange
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The dark to Miu's light.
* MsFanservice: Just as much if not more than Miu.
* OdangoHair: Sometimes. It does lean towards HornedHairdo.
* OutrightLie: Often if it'll get Kenichi to spend time with her.
* TheRival: In Love to Miu. In fighting to Rachel.
* {{Stripperific}}: She wears...very revealing Chinese dresses.
* {{Tsundere}}: At first towards Kenichi, also towards Miu.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: While she may not look anything like Kensei now, she does look a lot like his [[{{Bishounen}} younger self]].
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair:

!Shiratori
->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/JoelMcDonald (EN)

Kisara's right hand man. [[spoiler:Is MUCH later revealed to be a woman.]]
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* AscendedExtra: Initially nothing more than an extra whom Kisara talks to, but much later on suddenly gets an increased role through the Kisara-Ukita-Freya LoveTriangle.
* BadassBystander: Despite not fighting much it's revealed Shiratori is just as good as Kisara.
%%* {{Bifauxnen}}
* EverybodyKnewAlready: All the girls are surprised to learn the guys didn't know about Shiratori.
%%* ExtremityExtremist
%%* KickChick
%%* SamusIsAGirl
%%* TheStoic

!The Valkyries

An all female weapon using group of fighters who follow Freya and whom Kisara was once a part of.
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* AmazonBrigade: All female weapon using team.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: The Metal Fan User, later revealed, thanks to {{Fanservice}}, to just be really tan.
* AttackAttackAttack: Often they will attack anyone they recognize as an enemy of Ragnarok without even bothering to look into the circumstances. This bites all of them in their asses when they decide to attack [[LadyOfWar Shigure]].
* DefeatByModesty: Often subject to this.
* {{Elite Mook}}s: A rare Good Guy version, due to them being stronger than average fighters but weaker than the main fighters. Its later revealed [[spoiler: they actually get training from a Master]].
* InformedAbility: They (including Kisara) claimed to have gotten better after their HumiliationConga from Shigure, but were all curb stomped effortlessly by Miu. Most likely because they pressed her BerserkButton.
* {{Jerkass}}es: In their first appearance, definitely. They brutally beat Kisara for fraternizing with Miu, even though she hadn't just yet planned to betray Ragnarok. Also, their beating of Kenichi was certainly ''not'' played for laughs. They seem to have dropped it for the most part after joining Shinpaku, thankfully.
* KickThemWhileTheyreDown[=/=]KickTheDog: Kisara and Kenichi both received horrible beat downs from them, and they all laughed while they did so. Also, the fan user tried to assault a kitten while it was sick, which thankfully doesn't cross the MoralEventHorizon since no one was crippled or killed.
* TheLeader: The long haired Tonfa wielder is called this, other then Freya or Niijima, she is the one who gives orders while in the field.
* OddFriendship: The team and Thor are on very friendly terms. Justified since [[spoiler: they all have the same master, Freya's grandfather, and are frequent sparing partners.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Shigure notes that they have grown stronger the second time she fights them because while their clothes are destroyed their weapons are not.
* TooDumbToLive: Sure, attacking her the first time was slightly justified since they had no idea who she was (even though Kenichi warned them to run), but the second time they try to fight Shigure around all bets are off.
* TheUnnamed: To date only one (Hibiki, the chain ball-flail user) has been named.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Eight Fists of Ragnarok]]

!Odin AKA Ryūto Asamiya [[spoiler:, Flow]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita (JP), Creator/JerryJewell (EN), Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (LA)

The leader of Ragnarok.
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* BigBad: In the anime he's the last guy Kenichi fights. He's also the toughest, and it takes several episodes for Kenichi to finally defeat him.
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Was one of Kenichi's childhood friends.]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: After being revealed to be a part of Yami.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Not evil, but Kenichi could have easily turned into Ryuto if he met the wrong master.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe: [[spoiler: He was one of Kenichi's ChildhoodFriends.]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: He is nearsighted, but once he has seen an opponent's style and rhythm, he can predict their moves and attack with a punch that [[AlwaysAccurateAttack never misses.]]
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: He's no less dangerous a fighter while in a wheelchair, managing to trap Freya's arms in its wheels.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Rimi's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]] caused him to fall into a BerserkerRage, but afterwards he refuses to leave Rimi's body even when a brick wall is about to fall on him]]
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler: The Roar-as-One technique left him confined to a wheel chair, turned his hair white, and gave him one black-sclera'd eye.]]
* KungFuClairvoyance: Courtesy of the Inner Eye.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: His hair turned white after [[spoiler:he used Roar-As-One]].
* PrematurelyGreyHaired: As a side effect of [[spoiler:using Roar-As-One]], Ryūto's hair turned white.
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe
* ShoutOut: Ryuto has become like his [[Myth/NorseMythology mythological namesake.]] [[spoiler: He has become crippled and has aged quite a bit after using his DangerousForbiddenTechnique, which mirrors Odin hanging himself upside down on the World Tree.]]
* TheStoic: Only after his last fight with Kenichi.
** Turns out he is quietly spying on YOMI and Yami.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: [[spoiler: He can fight at full force using Sei and Dou for 30 seconds.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Used to be even nicer than Kenichi. Then martial arts turned him cold, ruthless, and power hungry.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair now.
* YinYangBomb: [[spoiler:The first to demonstrate the Roar-as-One technique, using explosive ki and contained ki together.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has purple hair. [[spoiler:Until he used Roar-As-One.]]

!Berserker AKA Shougo Kitsukawa
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->Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata (JP), Creator/RobertMcCollum (EN), Gerardo Vásquez (LA)

The Second Fist of Ragnarok. He rarely speaks and has a calm disposition. Berserker never studied martial arts; he simply has a natural talent for fighting. He is said to be the most fearsome fighter in Ragnarok. However, he is afraid to fight Odin, believing that the latter is much stronger than he is.
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%%* TheBerserker: Duh.
* BloodKnight: Becomes more so the longer he fights because he isn't used to people lasting very long against him. Only a real challenge gets him going.
* BornLucky: Able to keep up and surpass other fighters just on instinct alone, with no formal training.
** He's also just plain lucky, winning a card game after the deck was stacked against him.
* BubblegumPopping: Loves his bubblegum so much that he is often introduced bubblegum first.
%%* TheDragon: At first.
* TheGift: So naturally talented at fighting that he rose to the second in command of Ragnarok without ever having had training, relying solely on street fighting tactics.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: No formal training. No need for formal training.
* TheStoic: Most of the time, Berserker is ironically stone-faced, but whenever he gets actually excited about a battle, he shows why he has the code-name.
* TookALevelInBadass: He was already pretty badass, but [[spoiler:now he has been confirmed as one of Ogata's disciples. TrainingFromHell combined with TheGift...]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Not only is he super strong, but his natural talent for fighting far exceeds everyone else's so much that he does not need to be trained in techniques. This is emphasized when he joins YOMI, as his master works to have him turn his 'unskilled' methods into his own self-created fighting style.
* UnstoppableRage: Practically his fighting style, and thus the codename. The moment before he is defeated in the Ragnarok Arc, he is using his broken, snapped-in-the-wrong-way arm to try and land a blow on Hermit.
* VillainousRescue: During the amusement park arc, saves [[spoiler:Ryuuto and Rimi]] from a falling brick wall that was on fire… by punching it.

!Freya AKA Kaname Kugatachi
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->Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka (JP), Creator/StephanieYoung (EN), Mildred Barrera (LA)

The Third Fist of Ragnarok and a user of Kugatachi Style jōjutsu. She joined Ragnarok in order to learn techniques from Ogata.
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%%* ActionGirl
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''aname '''K'''ugatachi.
* AmazonianBeauty: The tallest, oldest, and most mature girl of the Shinpaku Alliance. And she's plenty comparable to Miu and Renka in [[BoobsofSteel other areas]] too, in addition to being the most exotic looking.
%%* BigSisterMentor: To Kisara.
* CoolBigSis: The Valkryie sees her as this.
* EekAMouse: She freaks out whenever she sees a mouse.
%%* HeelFaceTurn:
* HeroicBuild: Rare female example in the series.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Turns out she's not entirely defenseless if she doesn't have a weapon--she can simply apply weapon techniques to bare-hand fighting as needed]].
* RaisedByGrandparents: She lives with her granddad, who is senile. [[spoiler: Or so she thinks, as he's a 90+ year old, ass-kicking staff master.]]
* ScarsAreForever: Has one on her cheek, but it seems to have healed over time. For the most part.
* SimpleStaff: Which she can use to casually poke holes in stone. And depending on how she wields it, it can imitate other weapons.
%%* TheStoic

!Loki AKA Kyoichi Takame
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->Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP), Creator/TravisWillingham (EN), Christian Strempler (LA)

The Fourth Fist of Ragnarok. He uses a Karate style that involves using all the joints in the arms. Besides being a powerful fighter, he is also quite intelligent, using information about his opponents to his advantage.
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* EvilGenius: Seems to consider himself one and his position as the strategist suggests this, but he's not nearly as good as he thinks.
* GogglesDoNothing: Except hide his eyes.
* InformedAbility: He spends more time scheming and manipulating than living up to his title as the fourth fist.
* KickTheDog: Kidnapping Kenichi's little sister.
* HeelFaceTurn: Shown to be gathering information for Niijima much later.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream: He even builds a team that will comprise the new Eight Fists, himself included. In the end, though, he had about as much success as this trope's namesake. Notably, he didn't see himself as leader, but rather Berserker.

!Siegfried AKA Hibiki Kugenin
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->Voiced by: Creator/MitsuakiMadono (JP), Chris Cason (EN), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis (LA)

The Fifth Fist of Ragnarok. Niijima described him as a zombie when reporting information to Kenichi, as he had a special ability he called the 'Round Technique', or 'Canon', and it allowed him to take a hit and keep on fighting.
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* AntiVillain: Was on the side of the villains, but he never did any harm to anyone.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He travelled to Tibet to find a master, and he did--in the form of a prayer wheel.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His logic is not like our Earth logic.
* CounterAttack: His entire self created style is based around counters. Because he can read the rhythm of his opponent's attacks, Siegfried pulls back at the last second, minimizing the damage to negligible levels, and either falls down to get back up, giving the illusion he is immortal, or rolls with the attack to use the force of the opponent to hit them even harder.
* {{Determinator}}: Rivals main characters with this! Sieg, with broken ribs tried to swim across a river to help the Shinpaku in a battle.
** He also searched for three days straight with no sleep to find Despair Island and join the fight.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HotBlooded: He gets incredibly fired up about serving his "Demon Lord".
* ImplacableMan: His fighting style makes him seem like a zombie who cannot be harmed.
%%* LargeHam
* {{Leitmotif}}: The anime gives him Music/NightOnBaldMountain and [[OminousLatinChanting Dies Irae]] for leitmotifs, with his "La-La-La" in sync with the music. A lot of other classical music plays in his scenes, as well.
* LetsGetDangerous: At first you could think that he's plain crazy. After a second thought... he's still crazy. But in combat, he's one of the most powerful members of Shinpaku Alliance. Even the Ryōzanpaku Masters compliment his abilities and skill in his signature technique.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MusicalAssassin: Though not necessarily one, he will kick your ass while singing and composing.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Not concussive, but definitely powerful enough to knock you out at point-blank and destroy eardrums, with his head ''facing backwards''.
* NiceHat: Admit it, you wouldn't mind wearing that.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Siegfried's style of fighting is to ''literally'' roll with the punches; in his fights he seems to always absorb one's finishing moves with ease and he even uses these skills to survive detaching his parachute at least 5 stories off the ground by falling through tree branches and landing face-first. Even when he can't avoid the impact, [[MadeOfIron he gets up]] when he really should not.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[CrazyAwesome By spinning around in circles for 40 days non-stop.]]
* TheLancer: To Niijima. He sees himself as TheDragon, instead.
* WholeCostumeReference: His outfit resembles those of Red Mages in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.

!Hermit AKA Natsu Tanimoto[[spoiler:, Moon]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RyoHorikawa (JP), Creator/JasonLiebrecht (EN, season 1), Creator/EricVale (EN, season 2), Gabriel Gama (LA)

The Sixth Fist of Ragnarok. He learned martial arts from Sougetsu Ma, Kensei's older brother. He is the president of the drama club at Kenichi's school.
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* AfraidOfDoctors: In his past, his father married a female doctor who promised to tend to his sister's sickness. After the doctor murdered his father, Natsu discovered that the woman had never bothered to tend to the little girl, sprouting a seed for distrust in the boy.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: While [[spoiler:under Sougetsu Ma's brand of]] training, Hermit always fights someone at least slightly better than him in all aspects. He realizes that this is how Kenichi has grown so much as martial artist, since virtually all of Kenichi's fights have been with superior opponents. It doesn't stop either of them from winning.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Notably averted. Even though Kenichi was weaker when they first fought, every attack Hermit threw was fully intended to destroy his opponent and he never lets up until it's over.
* BadassLongRobe: His fighting uniform.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The Tsukkomi to Kenichi's Boke.
%%* TheComicallySerious
* CynicismCatalyst: The death of his sister inspired him to get stronger however he could, becoming quite violent in the process.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Kenichi at times seems this way towards him.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Back when he was still a member of Ragnarok, he refused to believe that Kenichi's sense of justice was anything other than a facade.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Right now he's in [[spoiler: ''both'' the [[TheMole Shinpaku Alliance]] [[ReverseMole and [=YOMI=]]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because his master is in Yami]].
%%* InTheHood
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* NobleDemon: Much like his Master, he does whatever he wants.
%%* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Kenichi.
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* PetTheDog: His attitude towards Kenichi's little sister, who reminds him of his own sister.
* SlaveToPR: He often must restrain himself from smacking Kenichi because he has to maintain his "perfectly nice guy" public image.
* TookALevelInKindness: Becomes nicer after his battle with Kenichi, though Honoka probably has more to do with this then anything else.
* TrainingFromHell: He and Kenichi have this in common. He even notes that his master seemed to enjoy bullying him during his training. A flashback shows Natsu being forced to climb across monkey bars, by his ''wrists'', with weights holding him down over bamboo spears!
** Sougetsu even makes Natsu fight against opponents that he knows are slightly superior to his disciple, so that when he wins his improvement shows more quickly.
* {{Tsundere}}: A male version. He even does the LuminescentBlush thing.
---> '''Tanimoto:''' Stupid Kenichi. [[HoYay It's not like I gave you advice because I like you or something.]] [[BlatantLies I just wanted you to disappear as soon as possible.]]
* WildCard: He considers himself on anyone's side. He is merely doing what it takes to gain more skill as a martial artist.

!Thor AKA Yūma Chiaki
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->Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi (JP), Bob Carter (EN), César Garduza (LA)

The Seventh Fist of Ragnarok. He joined Ragnarok in order to pursue his dream of making his combat-sumo style mainstream.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Not necessarily fat, but he fits the bill, being unexpectedly nimble.
* AntiVillain: He was never a bad guy and only worked with Ragnarok to further promote his dream.
* BerserkButton: Call him fat, I dare you.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BoisterousBruiser: "FOR ALL THE BIG-MEN OF THE WORLD!!!"
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Pulled a HeelFaceTurn after Kenichi defeated him.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HotbloodedSideburns
* IGaveMyWord: He considers his promises just as important as his pride as a sumo fighter.
* LightningBruiser: Much faster than he appears, hits incredibly hard and can take some damage. And then there's his nick/codename...
%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
%%* SleevesAreForWimps
%%* StoutStrength
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chanko, a kind of stew eaten by sumo wrestlers.
* VerbalTic: In the manga he seems to be fond of saying "Dosukoi" a phrase used primarily by Sumo Wrestlers of all people. Quite fitting really given his style of fighting

!Valkyrie AKA: Kisara Nanjō
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->Vocied by: Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN), Gwendolyne Flores (LA)

The most recent member of Ragnarok to be made a Fist, transforming what had been the "Seven Fists" to the "Eight Fists". She is also noted to rely on growing during tough battles to win, and her style revolves around extremely acrobatic Taekwondo techniques, which she later combines with cat-like movements to make them even more effective.
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* ACupAngst: Her small breasts are a BerserkButton for her and the reason why she flies into a frenzy to fight Miu having never even seen her before.
%%* ActionGirl
* AnimalMotifs: After her HeelFaceTurn she has a tendency to lapse into cat-like mannerisms and often has a CatSmile and cat pupils. She even has a catlike variation of Tae Kwon Do called Nya Kwan Do.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Part of how she is able to keep up with the other fighters despite not having a Master.
* BerserkButton: Make fun of her chest, or mess with cats, or refuse to fight her because she's a girl.
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Ukita, funnily enough.
%%* CutenessProximity
* ExtremityExtremist[=/=]KickChick: Justified, as she practices Tae Kwon Do, a martial art focused on kicking, using arms for defense and preventing opponents from getting too close.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her one-legged jeans.
%%* FieryRedhead
%%* FingerlessGloves
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HellishPupils: Cat-like
* KickChick: Utilizes Tae Kwon Do, a kicking based martial art.
%%* KindheartedCatLover
%%* NiceHat
* PetTheDog: Feeding a homeless kitten in an alley. This is what changes Kenichi and Miu's opinions of her.
* PowerCopying: Despite not having a master, she is able to achieve new levels of badass by copying first Miu's movements, then a cat's. Somehow fitting, as copying the movements of animals is how many martial arts came to be--Tae Kwon Do is said to have been based on the movements of a tiger.
* ShesGotLegs: Duh. Her fighting style is based on kicks. Not to mention all of the fanservicey shots of Kisara focus primarily on her legs and prominent rear.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's a tomboyish and violent girl who adores cats.
* {{Tsundere}}

[[/folder]]

[[folder:YOMI - Unarmed]]

!Kajima Satomi, Shadow
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* AffablyEvil: He seems quite chummy and hail-fellow-well-met for someone who is essentially the head student of a school for assassins.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: His Shinogidashi technique is of the OneHitKill variety; turning a single punch lethal.
* {{ArtisticLicenseMartialArts}}: Satomi has unmistakably performed [[Videogame/StreetFighter a Psycho Crusher]] and an [[Videogame/NinjaGaiden Izuna Drop]] during his fight with Kenichi. Somewhere out there, a Ninja-based FightingGame is missing it's main character.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: His ''Shinogidashi'' technique and variants. Judging from the effect prolonged usage of it has on his body, it might come with a slice of CastFromHitPoints.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kenichi. Like Kenichi, he's a relatively nice guy, was trained by multiple masters ([[spoiler:One being a Furinji]]) and was said to have no talent.
%%* EyepatchOfPower
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: When he was a child, he had a disease that [[YourDaysAreNumbered would not have allowed him to live beyond age 20]]. His entering the world of martial arts and subsequent TrainingFromHell changed that.
* {{Ninja}}: Not concerned with stealth, but his master is genuine ninja and his martial arts is Ninjutsu. He does make handseals though.
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: He's flustered by walking in on a naked [[spoiler:Shigure]], and reacts in the classic style: yelping, blushing, turning his back--all while apologizing profusely--and ultimately presenting his own fur-collared vest for the sake of modesty.
%%* ScarsAreForever
* {{Telepathy}}: He's adept at reading his opponents' heart; this lets him trace their lines of thought to the second and constantly beat them at strategy games. Though opponents with strong hearts like [[spoiler:Kokin and Hermit]] can block it.

!Raichi [[spoiler:Li/Spark]]
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* ACupAngst: As seen when Kisara pointed in out.
* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: She is often beaten up by her father to train her. [[spoiler:Except that he is a PapaWolf all along.]]
%%* BareYourMidriff
%%* DramaticUnmask
* DrunkenBoxing: Without getting drunk
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Or perhaps [[spoiler:romance]] instead.
%%* EnemyMine
%%* GirlishPigtails
* InnocentFlowerGirl: [[spoiler:Kenichi says she can't kill him because no one who loves flowers could kill.]]
* ShadowArchetype: To Renka. Both Chinese. Both kung fu users. Both disciples of their fathers. However the Ma family, [[BlackSheep except Sougetsu]] are very high profile in the Chinese martial arts world, while Raichi's family is dirt poor from rural China.

!Shō Kanō, Sky
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He knows multiple disciplines, but its clear he highly prefers the karate techniques of his main master. Even though he was justified in his strength, Sho is ''immensely'' arrogant and tends to call anyone other than Miu and himself bugs.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the head of YOMI [[spoiler:before his death]] and he is ridiculously tough.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* DeadlyUpgrade: He's learned how to use [[spoiler:Roar-as-One]] ''very'' effectively. This is the same technique that [[spoiler:put Ryuuto in a wheelchair]].
* EvilCounterpart: He's the evil counterpart to Kenichi.
* FatalFlaw: Even though he was hailed as having the greatest potential among YOMI, three masters disapproved of him. [[spoiler:Two of which disliking of how his fighting style had too much emotion.]]
* FeatherMotif: He has a serious obsession with wings and birds.
** It matches his nickname, Suparna, which was a mythological bird said to have gorgeous wings.
* [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten If You're So Evil Squash That Bird]]: Most of his childhood was like this. [[spoiler:At that time it seems successful, but his mentor knew that it is a failure.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He ''really'' favors spear hand techniques and attempts to stab opponents barehanded a lot.
* PosthumousCharacter
---> Why are you just lying down there...Kenichi Shirahama?
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Redeems himself by saving Miu, but dies thanks to his own actions.]]
%%* ShadowArchetype: To Kenichi.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Miu. He watched her for nearly the entire tournament arc from a distance, and even strangled her unconscious to attempt to take her to Yomi with him.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: [[spoiler:Like Miu, he is a descendant of the Kuremisago clan, a group who specifically breed to create immensely talented children for fighting and martial arts.]]
* SuperSpeed: Not like masters, but Sho is ridiculously fast for a disciple level fighter. He routinely takes people out before they can even see him move, and bullet times without much trouble.
%%* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Literally, for Miu.]]
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Radin Tidat Jihan, King
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-> Voice by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP)
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* AristocratsAreEvil: He hates commoners and revolutionists.
%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The King of Tidat must know martial arts.
%%* ChekhovsGunman
* CombatPragmatist: He goes for eye gouges, neck snaps, and attacks to the groin and vitals, as befits an art focused on killing instead of self-defense, but he goes beyond this into...
* DanceBattler: Mostly his minions, actually. Pencak Silat was often passed down and hidden through dance.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: For all his arrogance, dirty tactics, and just all around being a bastard of the prime sort, his facing an avalanche without fear while yelling "Because I'm a King!" was pretty awesome.
* FictionalCountry: Tidat. It has plenty of Malay influences.
* FightingDirty: By having his men [[spoiler:knife Kenichi while distracted]] and ordering them to [[spoiler:kill Miu while he's down]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:"If [he wasn't special], the king would just be alone."]]
* LonelyAtTheTop: As a child, even during a game where he wanted to play like everyone else, they always bowed down to him. That was when he first realised the difference between commoners and royalty.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Even after being cast aside by Silkwat, Radin still held respect for him as his mentor.]]
%%* NotQuiteDead
%%* {{Pride}}
* SmugSnake: Thanks to his RoyalBlood. [[spoiler:However...]]
** Ironic considering his nickname is Nagaraja, the Snake King.
* SuddenHumility: [[spoiler: A few weeks or months after trying to hide from his mentor Silkwat.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: He disposes of anyone who has failed him.

!Tirawit Kōkin, Flame
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Popular with girls in high school without even ''pretending'' to be nice. (Constrast this with Tanimoto's "SlaveToPR" trope!)
** An omake shows he gets a ''lot'' of love letters.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Almost scarily good at analysing people and discerning details just from looks, to the point of resembling {{Telepathy}}.
** There is also a scene where Kenichi mockingly calls him "profiler."
* CompensatingForSomething: Implies this (in a non-subtle way) about the disciples of Yami's weapon masters, simply stating: "People who swing large objects are often compensating for.... [[TeenyWeenie other short-comings...]]"
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Was revealed as such in a recent color spread.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Can't understand why Apachai seems excited to fight Agaard, but Kenichi says that its because Apachai wants to show his former BigBrotherMentor how much he has grown.]]
* HiddenDepths: Near the climax of their rematch, Kenichi asked Kokin why he fights. Kokin doesn't answer, but his eyes momentarily shift to where Agaard had fallen.
* IdenticalStranger: He looks like a [[StarWars sith]] version of Tanimoto.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even his EvilMentor had to point out to him that he should not behave like a jerk.
* KickTheDog: Tricking Kenichi into hospitalizing the school's karate club, before beating him to the brink of death.
* ManipulativeBastard: He prefers getting into his opponent's head rather than just fighting them. As mentioned above, Kokin tricked Kenichi into harming people far weaker than him to make him unsettled.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: He doesn't take his master falling to Apachai's non-lethal attack very well at all and seemed genuinely upset he seemed hurt.]]
* PetTheDog: Coupled with NotSoStoic, [[spoiler:he also laughs for the first time in his second fight with Kenichi]].
%%* TheStoic
* VillainRespect: He complimented Kenichi after being defeated by him.

!Ethan Stanley, Void
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* AntiVillain: He had nothing against Kenichi and wasn't even interested in fighting him. He only did it to save his sister.
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler:Fights Kenichi because he hears that Silkwat might teach his disgraced sister (who had recently lost her master), thus preventing her from being treated as expendable by Yami.]] They're twins, but it still applies.
* {{Expy}}: Let's see great build, a NiceGuy unless provoked, and uses {{Pressure Point}}s in combat? What we need now is a certain scar, using [[{{Kiai}} ATATATATATATA]] and a different hair style, and you have the best [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] clone.
* FaceOfAThug: Very intimidating, despite being a NiceGuy and a...
%%* GentleGiant
* LightningBruiser: Of the big and fast variety.
* PetTheDog: Protecting [[spoiler:Chikage]] from blackmail by Niijima and repaying the costs of what he broke.
** And despite being Satsujinken, all of the jobs seen taken by Ethan during his Yomi jobs, are ''protecting'' other people.
* PressurePoint: Uses them in his fighting style.
* TheQuietOne: Ethan usually keeps his silence. It takes him well over fifty chapters after entering Kenichi's school to even speak with him for the first time.
* RealMenWearPink: A ''macho'' cheerleader!
* SpotOfTea: Drinks Earl Grey, even.
%%* TheStoic

!Rachel Stanley, Steel
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* AbusiveParents: According to Rachel, [[spoiler:fighting back]] is how she got her start in martial arts.
* AttentionWhore: Has gone as far as to claim Kenichi killed someone/did something naughty to her/both at the same time to get everyone's attention.
** She gets [[BerserkButton pretty pissed off]] whenever ''anyone'' takes the "spotlight" away from her. Surprisingly, though, she doesn't seem to fit the AlphaBitch role, as one might expect. She's just as [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered as a gyroscope]].
* BigSisterInstinct: The brief flashback which highlights the AbusiveParents also shows [[spoiler:Rachel protecting Ethan]].
* BoringYetPractical: [[spoiler:Her fighting style once she gets very serious.]]
* ClothingDamage: Happens in nearly every battle. If it doesn't occur naturally, she'll make it happen.
* DefeatByModesty: Subverted. Not only does she have '''no''' modesty, but she welcomes ClothingDamage.
** Also doubly subverted in the tag team match with her mentor. [[spoiler:This not only helps her master when it happens to her by distracting Master Ma, but it also fails hard when she tries use this trope against Renka only to get her master hurt when [[PapaWolf Ma]] doesn't leer at his own daughter.]]
** Played straight in the latest arc against [[spoiler: Renka.]] She wasn't taken aback by the fact the she was ''stark naked,'' but that [[spoiler: Nijima, Thor, and the Valkyries saw her use "boring" moves in a fight, and she runs away, feeling ashamed that she failed her Master.]]
%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* ForeignFanservice: She does it on purpose. Being attractively exotic and giving the in-universe audience a nice eyeful are top priority. She doesn't have to try very hard, by most standards.
* FriendlyEnemy: Gets along pretty well with Kenichi and the others ever since Kenichi [[spoiler:attempted to help her brother rescue her]]. She seemed to be flabberghasted at Kenichi telling her he considers her a friend.
* {{Omniglot}}: In addition to Japanese she also demonstrates her knowledge of French and German. She also uses Spanish phrases here and there. Which makes sense, considering her master is Mexican. And she probably speaks English, considering she's an American.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Definitely. She has no problem exposing herself more in order to gain more attention.
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}
* WillfullyWeak: As Renka learn during the amusement park battles, [[spoiler:Rachel puts all her energy into making her moves flashy. The result of this is that whens she ''stops'' showboating her power increases significantly]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: You know all those 'moves' the adults stopped you from doing before someone got hurt or fatally embarrassed? She makes them work and makes them work well.

!Boris Ivanov, Ice
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%%* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Becomes this.]]
* ChildSoldier: He also applies this attitude to teachers at school and calls them "instructors".
%%* DefeatMeansFriendship
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:When he tries to abort the operation intended to kill all of the students on the beach camping trip, the senior lieutenant refuses to obey the order. Boris immediately stops fighting Kenichi and teams up with him instead to combat the "treacherous" soldiers, incidentally saving the students in the process.]]
* ExactWords: [[spoiler:Gets better at creatively interpreting his orders to justify what he wants to do.]]
%%* HuskyRusskie
* LawfulStupid: Orders and rules are absolute to him. More important than honoring a challenge, even.
%%* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* PerpetualFrowner: One wonders if his mom ever warned him that his face would freeze that way. His scowl remains in place even when he's diligently performing classroom chores.
** Becomes hilarious during the school sports festival, when Ono-sensei says that she's never seen Boris so happy. ''He's still scowling''.
* PunchClockVillain: Starts out as this.
* TeacherStudentRomance: His relationship with Kenichi's teacher may be this.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Even after effectively being fired as a disciple.]]

![[spoiler:Ryūto Asamiya]], Flow
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!Chikage Kushinada, Water
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%%* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable: This girl can toss people three times her size with ease. She also loves sweets and even hides a catalog of different cakes and cookies in her room away from her master.
* ChildProdigy: Of both martial arts and standard education.
%%* CreepyChild: In Yami-Mode.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Her Master has one of the fellow Fists 'recondition' Chikage to the point that she mercilessly attacks the Shinpaku Alliance members. They all like her so they don't attack but they plead with her to come to her senses. It works and she promptly switches sides.]]
* CutenessProximity: Reverts to little-girl-mode around things that normal little girls enjoy doing.
* ADayInTheLimelight: She is prominently featured in Chapter 424.
* EmotionlessGirl: At least in front of Mikumo. Or just the side ''facing'' Mikumo, which is a feat, considering said Master must have [[HellishPupils stunning peripheral vision.]]
* {{Expy}}: Might be a coincidence, but... [[Manga/BambooBlade Tamaki? Is that you?]]
** A CreepyChild with black hair, traditional Japanese clothing, and has lived their whole life thinking [[TykeBomb they have no purpose other than to do their job]] and have had to work on [[EmotionlessGirl suppressing any emotions?]] Despite this, it's still obvious to see she still has them? Throw in [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and... [[DarkMagicalGirl the other thing,]] and you have a decent clone of [[Anime/HellGirl Enma Ai.]]
* HeelRealization: Causes her to break down during the amusement park battles.
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Implied to have one.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Eating a cake with all the seriousness, eye-glints, power auras and split panels of combat.
* NoSocialSkills: Since her master puts so much emphasis on emotionlessness in martial arts and seems to have Chikage slightly brainwashed as well, she doesn't know much about normal everyday things.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Even though her personal style of jujutsu uses absolutely no strength and all technique, she's still can flip grown men on their backs.
* PressurePoint[=/=]PeoplePuppets: If she is in combat with Ukita, she rapidly and repeatedly taps his body and so spurs it to move into a block, throw, or parry, depending on how he is attacked. She does it deliberately without his knowledge and while having a book on her head the hole time.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: She's a genius martial artist and student but she didn't even know about 'cake' or even being polite.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Towards Kenichi, as a result of Kenichi's efforts to [[DefusingTheTykeBomb defuse her as a Tyke Bomb]], and towards the Katsujinken (Fist of Life/Saving) side in general; she helps them, but only because she "wants to be on the Young Detective Squad".
** Seems to be this for Ukita as well, between covertly guiding/teaching him techniques, protecting him in fights, and doing things like sitting in his lap while reading.
* SweetTooth: Exposure to sweets also temporarily dissolves her creepiness, since the Dark Side won't give her any. Even in a panel dedicated to her thoughts verging on epiphany, there are "tastes delicious" and "cake".
%%* TaremeEyes: In little-girl-mode.
* TokenMiniMoe: The youngest member of YOMI.
* TricksterMentor: She seems to be teaching Ukita the moves she makes him do while hiding her role.
%%* TsurimeEyes: In Yami-Mode.
* TykeBomb: Like all of Yomi, but not yet to the extent of the other members.
* WeakButSkilled: Kushina Style of Jujitsu -- zero strength, 100% technique.

!Rimi Kokorone, Atalanta
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* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud / SayingTooMuch: Blurts out her membership in YOMI and [[MrExposition several other key things about herself]].
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Seemingly dies after overusing Roar-As-One. However she survives thanks to Ogata stopping her Ki.]]
%%* TheDitz
%%* ElegantGothicLolita
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Miu.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She's an EvilCounterpart to Kenichi this way - Her main motivation to get stronger is so she can be a worthy girlfriend for Ryuuto.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* KnowWhenToFoldEm
%%* PerkyGoth
* ReplacementMooks: First of Ogata's new students to debut.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Wears various outfits thinking it will excite people. She seems to think in particular that any male old enough to be he father will appreciate her outfits.
* StealthExpert: No killing intent or ki to detect her with.
* SuperSpeed: Fast enough to frisk and bypass Kenichi and his friends without being detected, and initially a bit faster than Miu herself, which surprised her.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Part of her Ms. Exposition moments.
* ThirdPersonPerson: She refers to herself in third person.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After training with Ogata in the mountains, she developes Dou Ki. Now she can fight on par with Miu!]]
* TooDumbToLive: Uses Roar as One to try and defeat Miu, even though she has proof in the form of the guy she wants to impress that using that technique will more than likely cripple, or kill you.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

![[spoiler:Shougo Kitsukawa]]
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!Lugh, Submission
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He's very perceptive and was able to deduce Takeda's former shoulder injury after fighting him for a few quick exchanges.
* BastardUnderstudy: He believes Ogata hopes his disciples will one day grow strong enough to kill and replace him. He's fine with this.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: His sclera are black, while his HellishPupils are white.
* CounterAttack: His specialty is reactive martial arts and brutal joint locks.
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is blind but has perfected his remaining senses to the point that he can read people's movements from sound, vibrations in the ground, the disturbance of the air, and even from somehow sensing the firing of his opponent's nerves.
--> "I am not strong ''despite'' being blind. I am strong ''because'' I am blind."
* EyesAlwaysShut: But he looks very creepy when they are open.
%%* EvilRedhead
* HandicappedBadass: He's blind.
%%* SmugSnake
* WeHaveReserves: He is totally fine with his master's harsh training regime and its tendency to break the students that can't hold up under it, because there's always more replacements where he and they came from.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:YOMI - Armed]]

!Hyougo, Siegmarigen, Etc.
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* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Weapon-Using Guy]]
* {{Jerkass}}: They look down on their unarmed comrades for not using weapons.
%%* QuirkyMiniBossSquad
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Averted. The eight members of Shinpaku are at a serious disadvantage against, the Sixteen members of Yomi. [[spoiler:Until Yomi-Unarmed's HeelFaceTurn.]]
* MookChivalry: Averted. They have no problem with ganging up on Shinpaku.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Yami - Unarmed]]

! [[spoiler:Fake]] Saiga Furinji, [[spoiler:Senzui]]
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%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad: The main antagonist of the Yami arc.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: He makes very short work of Hongo and James Shiba.]]
%%* FaceFramedInShadow: Until chapter 466.
* MasterOfDisguise: [[spoiler: He manages to make everyone believe to be Saiga Furinji with a clever disguise.]].

!Isshinsai "Kensei" Ogata, Flow
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* AffablyEvil: He's pretty polite one moment, then savagely killing someone the next.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Let's be honest, his philosophy would be far more in place maybe two or three centuries back, where killing enemies was more accepted.
* DeceptiveDisciple: To the Ryouzanpaku masters. The Elder recognized his sinister intentions right away, but Kensei and Akisame trained him for a while before his true nature because apparent.
* EvilMentor: Seems to be almost a hobby to him as he does it more than the other Yami members. He even has his eye on Kenichi.
** [[spoiler:Probably not anymore as of the most recent chapter, as he acknowledges that, [[VillainRespect for all his admiration of Kenichi's growth]], the Satsujinken and Katsujinken users have to walk different paths]].
%%* FormFittingWardrobe
%%* InTheHood
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Despite having conducted dangerous "experiments" on his disciples, despite having killed Tanaka's wife, master, and Tanaka himself, despite having played a major role in nearly kicking off a world war... at the end of the manga, he has not received a single defeat and is still alive and well.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: His appearance during the Titan Arc reveals that he [[spoiler:Killed Tanaka's wife]] shortly after killing his master, and that [[spoiler:she was pregnant with Tanaka's child.]] At the end of the Arc [[spoiler:Tanaka is killed, in front of Kenichi]] and marking the first onscreen [[spoiler:murder]] of an unambiguous good guy by a member of Yami.
* MadScientist: Sort of. He is quite open to "experimenting" on his disciples and even his peers, especially with the Dou-Sei combination technique, which destroys the mind ''and'' body of the user.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Strangely averted. Despite being a killer, he's called the Sage Fist.
* NiceGuy: Originally portrayed as one. And still, while he's certainly evil, Takeda still notes that there's an aura around him he can't bring himself to hate.
* PetTheDog: He genuinely acknowledges Kenichi's thanks to him.
--> You've grown well, boy!
** [[spoiler:While he shows no remorse killing martial artists, he carves statues, like Akisame, to cope with the fact he unknowingly killed Tanaka's unborn child.]]
** [[spoiler:He ultimately stops Rimi's body from self-destructing at the last moment and lets her and Ryuuto leave YOMI in peace.]]
* RazorSharpHand: He is capable of piercing hands with his fingers.
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred:[[spoiler: Attempts to pull this on Tanaka. It didn't work, as Ogata overpowered and killed him.]]
* TheUnfettered: Believes the truest purpose of martial arts is to destroy one's opponent, and that using martial arts to protect others is weak and dirtying its original intent.
* VillainHasAPoint: While his speech after [[spoiler: Rimi passes out]] is more to show how much he [[LackOfEmpathy only cares about his experiments in martial arts,]] he is completely right in that many martial artists often died in trying to perfect their art. [[spoiler: He saves Rimi anyway.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Actually subverted; he is more than willing to kill, but only those who are willing to kill him. He is more than willing to use people in experiments that would result in harm or death, but only if they are willing and even warns of the dangers.
* WhyCantIHateYou: A feeling many of his opponents have voiced. His love for martial arts is 100% genuine.
* WouldHitAGirl / WouldHarmAChild: Another of those things that ''should'' make him a monster, but doesn't, because it shows that he considers everyone and ''anyone'' who steps up to fight him as a WorthyOpponent, regardless of age or gender. He even handicaps himself to fight at his opponent's level.
** [[spoiler: However, when he discovered he'd killed a pregnant woman, he was not happy; the ''woman'' may have made the choice to risk her life fighting him, but the ''baby'' hadn't.]]


!Tenmon Li
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* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Severed his parental ties with his daughter when she joined Yomi. Beats her if she loses or gets out of line. [[spoiler:Except that he is actually a PapaWolf who held back because her life was spared.]]
%%* DrunkenBoxing: His style.
%%* EvilMentor: To "Spark" [[spoiler:aka Raichi]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Him and his daughter.
* ThereWasADoor: ''Headbutts'' his way through a wall to get past a locked door.

!Alexander Gaidar, Ice
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* BlackEyesOfEvil: He has black eyes and is a villain.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Which is ironic considering he is a colonel in the Russian military.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Somewhat feminine-looking, but he is still noticeably male.
* EvilCounterpart: To Akisame, right down to artistic talent.
* EvilerThanThou: He's willing to kill civilians, and not just other martial artists. And he proved it by killing a whole room of Russian politicians.
%%* EvilMentor: To Boris Ivanov.
* HairTriggerTemper: He flies into rages pretty easily, so he tries to keep his anger in check by making statues.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Ordering Kenichi's class killed, which borders on MoralEventHorizon, but thankfully the soldiers sent to do so are defeated.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He is perfectly willingly to withdraw from a fight if he needs to.
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Slim as Akisame, but we don't see whether or not he has the same kind of developed muscles as him, and he is still incredibly strong.
* PersonofMassDestruction: Destroyed an entire battalion on his own because he was in a rage. They don't call him the Fist of Destruction for nothing.
* PetTheDog: Seems to truly care for Boris. Literally the only time he has ever been shown without a focused lack of expression or face of fury, is when talking to Boris.


!Silkwat Junazard[[spoiler:, Yudis]], King
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* BadassBoast:
--> '''Silkwat''': ''So what? If you are a King, then I am a'' '''GOD'''.
* BloodKnight: So much so that he'll do whatever it takes to keep Tidat Kingdom a war-torn hellhole just so he can make good use of his martial arts ability.
%%* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CombatPragmatist: His fighting style is incredibly versatile and goes for vital hits.
** It's the only way a death match against one of the Nine should be done.
* TheDitz: Seriously, you find birds with a greater attention span than Silkwat. Also, he seems to have an embittered feud with kitchen utensils and plates.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: To the point of becoming his defining characterization. [[spoiler:In kidnapping Miu for his attempt to obtain a disciple, he gets Sakaki, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Hongo]], AND [[BadassGrandpa Hayato]] PISSED. [[PapaWolf And]] [[BigBad Saiga]].]]
%%* DiedStandingUp
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:Was bewildered that Miu tried to heal his mortal wound even in a state of mind-controlled bloodlust]].
* EvilMentor: To Radin Tidat Jihan.
** [[spoiler: He trained [[CorruptTheCutie Miu]] in silat and is the direct cause of her now being able to use Dou ki.]]
* FairWeatherMentor: Actually averted. While harsh and brutal and with low attention deficit, it shows that he was in fact a very "competent" mentor, very thorough in his teaching and no different that the Ryozanpaku kind, if a little more evil. But ''don't'' you dare to disappoint him or soil the Pencak Silat for your petty reasons or he will '''end you'''.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Helped out his country to break through the UN soldiers, but soon finds that VictoryIsBoring... and it gets worse from there.]]
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* KnightOfCerebus[[spoiler:: His arc is [[CerebusSyndrome the most serious so far]].]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: His debut has him setting off an avalanche by screaming at a mountainside.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Never shown without his stylized monster mask. [[spoiler:That is, outside his village.]]
* MindManipulation: [[spoiler:[[FakeMemories Managed]] [[EmotionBomb to do]] [[FaceMonsterTurn this]] [[BreakTheCutie to]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Miu]]]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His last name means "corpse" in Malay or Indonesian.
** His epithet, "Demon Fist God," is not the nickname of a man you want to get too close to, either. [[spoiler:Literally so as of Chapter 463--Akira Hongo reveals that Junazard [[TakeAThirdOption took a third option]] in martial arts and went down the path of "Gedou" (which literally means "path of the demon")]].
* OhCrap:
** He managed a silent one out of [[TheStoic Hongo]] by [[spoiler: posing]].
** Just by [[spoiler:destroying his mask]] we find out EXACTLY why he was able to give Hayato Furinji a difficult fight.
** [[spoiler:Chapter 475 sees him on the ''receiving'' end of several of these when [[TheDeterminator Hongo]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice systematically defeats him]]]].
* OlderThanHeLooks: Underneath his mask, his face looks way too young for a guy who [[spoiler:fought in a war 23 years ago. Perhaps he exchanges tips with Kushinada]]. His hands look strangely older and rougher, though.
* RedRightHand: His habit of swallowing bulky pieces of fruit. In one scene he is even shown biting a pineapple together with the skin.
** According to the databook, he ''only'' eats fruit.
%%* SinkOrSwimMentor
* SpiritAdvisor: He was called the Guru and apparently he served as an spiritual guide as much as a mentor to Radin... until he crossed the line. In chapter 454 it revealed that [[BadBoss he would have probably killed him regardless]].
* SurpassedTheTeacher: Jenezad actually killed his master in battle. And he praised him, calling him a perfect warrior.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: But Averting InactionSequence. It's pointed out that it's suicidal to do this in a real fight... unless you are a ''Master'', which then becomes basic etiquette in a Death Match. Hongō is just being rude.
%%* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fruit.
* VictoryIsBoring: [[spoiler:The reason he perpetuated civil war in his own nation.]]

!Diego Carlo, Steel
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* AffablyEvil: Not like Agaard, but he is one of the most friendly members of Yami.
* CatchPhrase: ''This is Diego quality!''
* DramaticUnmask: Subverted in the most common way, with a mask under the mask.
%%* EvilMentor: To Rachel Stanley.
* GracefulLoser: He believes the loser of a fight should always obey the winner.
* MaskedLuchador: He even likes to {{Lampshade}} some aspects of this trope.
%%* StepfordSmiler
%%* TheShowMustGoOn
* WagerSlave: As mentioned in his picture quote [[spoiler: he believes that the loser should always obey the winner, thus voluntary going to Big Lock.]]

!Akira Hongo, Sky
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%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* BeardOfEvil
* BerserkButton: Sakaki is the only one who had managed to ''piss him off'' by [[spoiler: wanting to impose his desires on others. As far as Hongo is concerned, "selfishness" is the greatest crime in the world]].
** He ''really'' doesn't like anyone speaking badly about Kanou, as Chapter 471 shows.
* BoringButPractical: Since his opponent is so strong and his martial art so complex, he decided to use the most basic Karate katas against him.
* CrossCounter: [[spoiler:How he and Sakaki got their respective scars]]. It's also [[spoiler: done in their last fight, Sakaki using Morote Empi Tobi Hizageri with Hongo counter elbow, knocking both of them out cold. ''[[BeyondTheImpossible Not that this has slowed their fight]]'' ]].
* CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Tells Radin Tidat Jihan that if he wants to avenge the death of Junazard, he can come challenge Hongo when he's ready]].
* {{Determinator}}: As a flashback in Chapter 474 reveals, he was this even as a young man. On one occasion, he got shot with a semi-automatic weapon while protecting a hostage, was hurt badly enough to warrant being put into surgery, and yet he left the hospital and went to win a karate tournament he'd previously been signed up for--''all while still being badly injured, bandaged and bleeding from his wounds''.
* DuelToTheDeath: His fight with Sakaki, regardless of what Sakaki might believe.
* EnemyMine: Due to the trope immediately below.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He won't lay a hand on non-combatants. Also, in Chapter 429, he refuses to fight Apachai and Shigure, the former because he's injured from his earlier fight with [[AffablyEvil Agaard]], and the latter because [[WouldNotHitAGirl she's a woman]] (despite them attacking him first) [[spoiler: which was only an excuse since they were already severely damaged and he was in front of his disciple's resting place]].
** [[spoiler: He was absolutely pissed when Silkwat tricked him into attacking Kenichi while he was unconscious. If he hadn't pulled himself out of the attack at the last second, it ''would'' have killed the boy. To follow that up, Silkwat kidnapped Miu when she tried to avenge Kenichi by attacking Hongo. Sakaki, Hongo, and [[BadassGrandpa ELDER]], are going after the man with a vengeance]].
** [[spoiler: While he follows the path of Satsujinken, he would never follow the path of Gedou]].
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Averted. Right up to the present day, [[spoiler: the memory of Suzuki Hayime haunts him and Sakaki, motivating them to fight to the bitter end]].
* GenreSavvy: Upon being defeated by Hongo, [[spoiler:Junazard]] asks to see the face of the man who bested him up close...but Hongo doesn't comply because he realizes it would give the other man ample opportunity to deliver a killing blow to him even in his crippled state. [[spoiler:Subverted when it comes out that Junazard implanted a hidden murderous suggestion in [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Miu's]] mind for just such an event...then double-subverted when Miu tries to heal Junazard's wound instead of attacking Hongo]].
** In an earlier scene, Hongo chooses to walk through the jungle to his destination [[spoiler:(Junazard's castle, in a strike attack [[EnemyMine alongside Ryozanpaku]])]] instead of taking a helicopter because he knows the chopper's engine and rotor-blade noise will betray his movements.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: He is a consummate Sei fighter who uses palm strikes (typically non-killing techniques) to skewer his enemies as if his hands are lances.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Several of his techniques rely on him using stabbing arm-thrusts to deal damage this way. [[spoiler:It's also how he defeats Junazard]].
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: The entry to YAMI was to kill the other participants, [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne since there could be only one]]. Played straight with Sakaki, who refused to kill no matter what and was sickened by the challenge [[spoiler: but subverted with Suzuki, who wanted to die ''in exactly that way'']]. Sakaki was not amused.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As revealed in [[PetTheDog a flashback]] about Shou Kanou at the end of the D of D tournament arc.
%%* NobleDemon
* PetTheDog: Kenichi earns a small degree of his respect in Chapter 429 for defending Shou Kanou's [[RedemptionEqualsDeath earlier sacrifice to save Miu]] in the D of D tournament.
** He will murder anybody who stands in his way without hesitation, [[spoiler: but after the death of his disciple, whom he truly loved, he refuses to let any disciple die on his watch]].
** [[spoiler:In Chapter 463, he advises Sakaki to go support Kenichi because, to quote him: "I don't want any more disciples to lose their lives."]].
* PointyEars: He is the only other character to sport this particular inhuman feature along with Niijima [[spoiler: and the archer of the armed division, who has parallel twin pupils]].
* PowerOfTheGodHand: Akira Hongo of YAMI's One Shadow Nine Fists is known as God Fist.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Technically is not this. It only looks like this because they attack so unbelievably fast as to exchange dozens of techniques in a matter of second.
* RazorSharpHand: He is capable of piercing chests with his hands.
* RivalTurnedEvil: [[spoiler:To Sakaki, judging from Chapter 429]].
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Sakaki in Chapter 443 and vice-versa.]]
%%* SinisterShades
%%* TheSlowWalk: Up a wall, even.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler: This seems to be the attitude Sakaki and Akira have towards one another]].
* TranquilFury: When taunted about his disciple's death, he doesn't go berserk, he just gets FASTER and starts going for the kill strikes more often.
* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:Saves Miu and Kenichi from the leader of Yami's chivalrious order and teams up with Sakaki and Hayato against Silkwat. He does it again in Chapter 570, this time saving Nijima from Saiga]].
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: He and the other Nine Fists either loathe or just don't care about each other. When trying to fight the Ryozanpakou masters at the same time [[spoiler: with the exception of Shigure]], they were more ready to kill each other than the enemy.
* WouldNotHitAGirl: Averted. While during the brief skirmish with Shigure (one-sided on her part) in Chapter 429, this was his reason, but he didn't hesitate to crush the leader of the chivalrous team for [[spoiler: nearly killing both Miu and Kenichi]].

!Mikumo Kushinada, Water
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Possibly because her breasts are so big that they prevent her robe from closing.
* DatingCatwoman: It's implied that she and the Elder were once involved. However, the Elder claims her recollection of their last meeting is misleading, since they only fought together once before parting for decades.
** [[spoiler:In one of small panels during the last volumes, she meets up with the Elder at a cafe because of a bet they made years ago and she dresses up in a suit for their 'date'. Despite their very opposite ideologies, they are capable of being cordial to each other.]]
* EvilMentor: To Chikage Kushinada. To the point that she had her brainwashed to end her conflicted state of mind with wanting to please her master and being with the Shinpaku Alliance.
* FlashStep: She is fast, even by Ryouzanpaku's standards. She can create semi-solid ''speed-clones'' and use them in combat against both Shigure and Sakaki while picking up Chikage from a different rooftop.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Some dialogue from Senzui implies that Mikumo was the one who ultimately started pushing him towards the Eternal Sunset plan.]]
* HellishPupils: Of the horizontal variety.
* KiAttack: Probably the most direct and blatant example in the series. In chapter 578, [[spoiler: she creates a giant double composed from her ki that is visible from ''miles'' away and uses it to attack.]]
* LadyOfWar: Uses a very elegant and efficient Aikijutsu-like style of fighting.
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler:Chapter 484 hints that she may have been [[ManBehindTheMan the one who pushed Junazard to kidnap and brainwash Miu]]. She is also the driving force behind the 'Eternal Sunset']].
* OlderThanSheLooks: Seems to be about as old as Hayato, but according to [[BrickJoke Silkwat]], Kushinada Style slows the aging process to the point that she's physically 20.
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* PsychoticSmirk: She usually has an emotionless or frowned face, but when she (rarily) uses this trope, she looks ''very'' scary.
%%* RapunzelHair
* ShipperOnDeck: Amusingly seems to ship herself and the Elder. In one fourth-wall straining scene, she makes a suggestive comment only for the Elder to dismiss it in such a way to suggest that she was deliberately misleading the readers.
-->Mikumo: "...Even though we once felt the hot fires blazing between us."
-->Hayato: "Stop saying misleading things. The things that were burning were forts and tanks!"
* StatuesqueStunner: She's tall enough to make Sakaki look short and Chikage look like a baby and shapely enough to make Shigure look underdeveloped. Sakaki is about two meters tall and Shigure has melons the size of ''actual'' melons.
%%* TheStoic
* WeakButSkilled: Apparently Kushinada Style involves 0% strength and 100% skill.
** And she somehow is able to hit someone hard enough ''[[InformedAbility to pound them several feet into solid earth]].'' Unless she supplements speed for power, which is [[LightningBruiser another trope]].

!Agaard Jum Sai, Flame
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* AffablyEvil: Literally hasn't stopped smiling since his introduction, enjoys spreading random encouragements and praise around anyone nearby, and seems like a generally nice guy except for the whole 'Yami' thing.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: His disciple Kokin has implied Agaard is ''far'' scarier than he seems. He probably isn't called the Demon Emperor of Underground Muay Thai for nothing.
* BigBrotherMentor: [[spoiler: Used to be this to be this to Apachai. Still is, in a way.]]
* DarkSkinnedRedHead: Was revealed as such in a color spread.
%%* EvilMentor: To Tirawit Kōkin
* EvilRedHead: Not evil, but on the side of the antagonists.
* FriendToAllChildren: Taught children the martial arts back in Thailand, and was quite popular with them. Apachai might even have picked it up from him.
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite being Apachai's lifelong rival and EvilCounterpart, he seems to have nothing but respect and admiration for Apachai and his skill, and even expressed genuine remorse at the thought of killing him. Confessing this has been pretty much the only time Agaard has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness stopped smiling.]]
* HellishPupils: Upon close inspection seem to be the kanji for fire. Huh...
* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Anti Villain]]: People are drawn to him. Even rival Yami members feel an instinctive force that compels them to obey him because of his huge charismatic aura. And he does it unintentionally.
* PerpetualSmiler: To rival Laughing Fist Diego.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: When he saw Kenichi win against Koukin, he congratulated Kenichi on the win and told Koukin there was no shame in his losing to such a skilled opponent.]] [[spoiler: Gets another next chapter when he assists Kenichi with directions when the Weapons Master he faced tries to kill him.]]
* PyrrhicVictory: Caused one in a FlashBack, he [[spoiler:deliberately lost the title to a challenger only for the said challenger [[CasualtyInTheRing to die in the middle of the ring after his victory]].]]
* RazorSharpHand: Punches [[spoiler:Apachai]] through the chest.
%%* StepfordSmiler: a milder variant.
* YouAreAlreadyDead: Pulled this in his youth in a rigged underground fight where Agaard needed to lose or else Apachai would be taken away to the opponent's gym. Agaard "lost," and his opponent dropped dead about twenty seconds later.

!Sehrul Rahman, Void
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%%* BadassGrandpa
* BeardOfEvil: Turns out to be a weakness. Sakaki grabs him by the beard during their [[MakesSenseinContext fight in the helicopter]] and begins bouncing him off of the roof, floor and walls.
* BerserkButton: Using someone as a human shield or a blackmail tool, even if said person is an enemy prisoner; for him, that dishonors the way of the Satsujinken. [[spoiler:Mikumo got on the wrong end of a palm-attack from him for threatening to kill Shigure in an attempt to make the Ryuzanpakou fighters surrender]].
* CoolOldGuy: He's a pretty gentle guy when not fighting. He had no desire to pit his disciple against Kenichi, stopped Chikage from harming herself as punishment for failing her mission, and even wanted to take Rachel under his protection to keep her safe from Jenezad.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: He has no problem with killing his opponents or even the horrors that Yami's plan would unleash upon the world. But threatening to kill a prisoner in order to stop one's opponents is taking things too far.]]
%%* EvilMentor: To Ethan.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His screams can induce crippling fear.
* PressurePoint: Uses this to highly lethal effect.
%%* ProphetEyes
%%* TheStoic
* TouchOfDeath: Through the use of [[PressurePoint pressure points]].

!Sougetsu Ma[[spoiler:, Moon]]
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* TheAlcoholic: Always carrying a gourd of someone alcoholic drink, though he is never seen drunk.
** Hermit even said his tuition fee was cases of expensive drinks.
* TheAloner: He left China because he felt there was never any place for him there.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* CainAndAbel: Kensei's older brother. [[spoiler:But when one of his allies demands he seal the deal by finishing off Kensei personally, he attacks his "ally" instead and fights alongside his brother.]]
* EvilMentor: Hermit claims Sougetsu is a hard master who enjoyed bullying him during training. However, the two have been shown to get along fairly well on panel.
%%* EvilUncle: To Renka
* NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast: He's known as the Fierce Fist God.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Believed to have died in a fire, though some people do question it, and sure enough he turns out to be alive.
* SiblingYinYang: He and Kensei share being two of China's best fighters, but that's about it. Kensei is short and toned, Sougetsu is huge and muscular. Kensei is charismatic and fun, Sougetsu is a loner and scary. Kensei uses martial arts to protect, Sougetsu uses them to destroy.
%%* WildCard

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yami - Armed]]

!!Ganosuke Yokiou, Second Hades
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Ganosuke Yokiou is the head of the Hachiou Executioner Blade and by extension the leader of Yami's Armed Division.
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* BadassGrandpa: Just like the Elder.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: On par with the Elder.
* DualWielding: Wields twin katanas.
* EvilCounterpart: A pretty blatant one to the Elder.
%%* EvilOldFolks
* FaceFramedInShadow: His face is never shown and is always covered by shadows.
%%* OldMaster
* WorldsStrongestMan: Has the exact same reputation as the Elder.

!!Rin Tachibana
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Rin Tachibana is a member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami, the older half brother of Kiyoi Kidou, and the "disciple brother" of Shigure Kosaka.
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* BlackKnight: A Samurai version.
* BladeOnAStick: Favors spears as his main weapon.
%%* CharlesAtlasSuperpower

!!Michael Schtilvay
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The scythe wielding member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami.
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%%* AxCrazy
* {{Expy}}: [[{{Manga/Naruto}} Hidan?]] Is that you?
%%* SinisterScythe

!!Mildred Lawrence
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The bow wielding member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami.
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* AmazonianBeauty: The most muscular female in the series.
%%* ArcherArchetype
* DefeatByModesty: From Kensei Ma.
%%* GlassCannon
* RedRightHand: Her double pupiled eyes.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She goes into combat with not much more than a bra and thong.

!!Edeltraft Vonschira
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The sword wielding member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami.
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* IceCreamKoan: His way of speaking. To the absolute befuddlement of everyone he speaks to.
%%* MasterSwordsman
* TheStoic: His facial expression never changes...[[spoiler:until [[NotSoStoic Sougetsu struck him across the face.]]]]
* YouFightLikeACow: When he engages Akisame in combat the two exchange cryptic poetic verses to each other. At first it seems like Akisame understands him...but then reveals that he can't and was just talking nonsense.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Relatives]]

!Kenichi's Parents (Mototsugu Shirahama and Saori Shirahama)
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->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeGori (Mototsugu Shirahama, JP), Creator/AiOrikasa (Saori Shirahama, JP), Creator/JohnSwasey (Mototsugu Shirahama, EN), Creator/CynthiaCranz (Saori Shirahama, EN), José Luis Orozco (Mototsugu Shirahama, LA), Laura Ayala (Saori Shirahama, LA)

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* AlliterativeName: '''S'''aori '''S'''hirahama
* BadassNormal: Mototsugu presumably has no martial arts training, but is very good at using his gun.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Mototsugu, as shown when he finally gets to use his gun.
* GunTwirling[=/=]UnorthodoxReload: Mototsugu reloads a Winchester rifle one-handed like this.
** [[PapaWolf While carrying]] Kenichi...and evading [[TheAce Shigure]].
* HammyHerald: Motosugu for [[ICallItVera his guns]].
-->ARISE, '''SEBASTIAN!'''
* ICallItVera: Kenichi's father calls his shotgun "Sebastian". His double barreled over-and-under shotgun, that is. He has a pump shotgun he calls "Maximillian". And a hunting rifle he calls "Rotowski".
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Mototsugu gets a pretty damned good shot off by pointing his rifle backwards, underhanded while running in the opposite direction and not looking.
* PapaWolf: Mototsugu. He'd take on all of Ryozanpaku's masters to protect Kenichi from their training, armed with only a rifle[[note]]If you don't know why this last bit's significant, the masters are capable of effortlessly destroying TANKS[[/note]]. And he does a pretty good job at it too.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Saori is often more level-headed than his father.

!Honoka Shirahama
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->Voiced by: Tomoe Sakuragawa (JP), Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN), Adriana Casas (LA)

Kenichi's younger sister, who cares for her brother greatly, often competing with Miu for his attention.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Subverted in that she doesn't annoy Kenichi as much as she does Tanimoto.
* BigBrotherWorship: She's extremely protective of Kenichi and initially suspicious of the Ryozanpaku Masters. Later on she's shown to respond nigh-instantly to his commands.
* ClingyJealousGirl: But in a very cute and adorable way. Despite her constantly getting mad at Miu, Miu always gets hit with CutenessProximity whenever Honoka is around, or "attacking" her, such as with a plastic mallet.
* HiddenDepths: While at first her ability to always beat Apachai at Go seems to be caused by Apachai's childishness, it is later discovered that even Akisame has trouble beating Apachai. We never get to see Honoka go up against the philosophical judo master, however.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Riding Apachi like a giant robot.
%%* LethalChef
* MoralityPet: To Natsu Tanimoto.
* ReplacementGoldfish: To Natsu Tanimoto, reminding him of his dead little sister.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Tanimoto's self-proclaimed keeper.
%%* TokenMiniMoe

!Sakaki's Elder Sister
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Don't know her name, so sue.
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* ActionGirl: According to Sakaki she can take care of herself.
%%* BikerBabe
* TheFaceless: Every time she is seen she is wearing a helmet.
* SupremeChef: Very good at cooking.

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[[folder:Others]]

!Shinnosuke Tsuji
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%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* CantCatchUp: Despite [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], he still can't catch up with Kenichi, who ends having taken many more levels in the meantime.
%%* CombatPragmatist
%%* HeelFaceTurn
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HotBloodedSideburns
* TookALevelInBadass: Sadly it's not enough, but he still manages to land a good hit on Kenichi, even if the latter was distracted.
%%* WildHair

!Christopher Eclair
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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: [[spoiler:Saves Kenichi and Miu from a high level master class weapon user, but only because Shigure paid him with a bar of gold.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Nearly into AmbiguousGender territory.
* ExtremityExtremist: A savate master who specializes in kicks.
* HumanShield / GrievousHarmWithABody: Twirls a little girl like a staff in a fight with Sakaki and then later distracts him by throwing her brother out of the moving train car that they're on.
* LocomotiveLevel: Fights Sakaki on a crowded subway/light rail car and both revels in the fact that Sakaki can't go all out with all the potential victims and uses said InnocentBystanders against him.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Seeds one of his agents into his target's staff.]]
* MonsterSobStory: Pretends to have one, but he's lying because he's actually a...
** PsychoForHire: An assassin purely because he loves killing.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Sakaki defeated him by punching and kicking him ''through no less than 3 rooms''.

!James Shiba
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%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* BadassMustache: Competes with Akisame about it.
* BigDamnHeroes: Totally unexpected from him, but [[spoiler:he saves Nijima from Saiga]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Saiga (actually Senzui) crushes him without even trying.]]
* ExpressiveHair: Or rather, expressive mustache!
%%* EyepatchOfPower
* HandicappedBadass: One of his legs is in bracers. He can still easily knock you out with one blow.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He does everything to deny having one, but it's pretty clear that he has a hidden one.
* MeaningfulName: Since there's no "v" in Japanese, his name could also be read as [[Myth/HinduMythology Shiva, God of Destruction]].
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Subverted in that he's obsessed by revenge against the One Shadow and abandons the rest of his allies during the final battle to get it. However, he determines that the best way to get revenge against Senzui is to ensure that his plan fails by helping Nijima reach the control room to stop the missile launch.]]
%%* TheRival: To Akisame.
%%* SleevesAreForWimps

!Jennifer Grey
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%%* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal: Maybe, she is able to block a master class attack, but she's not on Sakaki's level, may be a low class Master
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Sakaki. Has once mistaken Shigure as her "competition".
* ForeignFanservice: She is an American.
* GunFu: Low level Gunslinger Master.
* GunsAkimbo: loves to duel wield with a big gun on her back
%%* TheGunslinger
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Able to fight with guns but not kill by destroying her enemies weapons
%%* LadyOfWar
%%* ReverseMole
* YouKilledMyFather: Fortuna killed her father, which is the reason she seeks revenge against him. [[spoiler:She doesn't get to kill him, but does arrest him once he is defeated by the Shinpaku Alliance.]]

!Tsutomu Tanaka
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* AlliterativeName: '''T'''sutomu '''T'''anaka
%%* BadassBystander
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Saves Ryuuto from his HeroicRROD and Kensei]]
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: He dies after having his skull crushed.]]
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Ogata killed his wife and unborn child, driving Tanaka insane.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Ogata calls him out on it. Tanaka isn't truly prepared to kill Ogata, he merely wants to die by Ogata's hands and join his family in the afterlife. He gets his wish.]]
* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:[[ItsPersonal Revenge]]. It was called out by the Ryōzanpaku Masters and conformed by the time of his death.]]
* HenpeckedHusband: Outright admits he's whipped and sees Kenichi going down the same path. [[spoiler:Then again, he's not really speaking to his wife on the phone. His pretending to be a henpecked husband, speaking on the phone to his dead pregnant wife is a coping technique for his tragedy.]]
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather Ogata killed his master/father-in-law]].]]
* KnightErrant: Tends to commit random acts of heroism in his search for revenge.
* LetsGetDangerous: He's always been looking for a chance to take revenge against [[spoiler: Ogata.]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Now his time has come.]]
* {{Mangst}}: [[spoiler:Talking on his cellphone]]
%%* {{Megane}}
%%* {{Salaryman}}
* ShotgunWedding: Married at 18 thanks to this.
%%* SpecsOfAwesome
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Niijima and Renka see Tanaka and his family leave together after Kensei killed him.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When he fought Kenichi, he's stated to be equal in power; not quite a master, but much stronger than a disciple. [[spoiler: Now, he's able to fight on par with Ogata, meaning Kenichi can't be too far behind.]]
%%* TragicHero
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:Kensei kills him with an elbow to the head in a very graphic explosion.]]

!Kei Retsumin, the Human Calamity
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Assassin for the Black Tiger White Dragon Alliance
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* AxCrazy: Got his nickname by calmly wiping out a whole village to avoid having to find his target's hiding place. Said to have killed more people than any plague.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fights with Pisuke, a Myna bird, in a cage on his head.
* HeadPet: Pisuke
* MoralityPet: Subverted. [[spoiler:Pisuke isn't a pet. It's there to die to serve as a warning that he's going too fast and risking his health.]]
%%* NoIAmBehindYou
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The basis of his martial art, Honshiken.
%%* RedBaron
* SpeedBlitz: His fight is hard for non-master level fighters to even ''see''.

!Suzuki Hajime
Sakaki and Hongo's friend and referee.
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* AwesomeByAnalysis: Becomes a high level fighter just by watching Hongo and Sakai fight.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Asks to be killed in a duel so as to not die a dishonorable death in a hospital.]]
%%* IllBoy
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:How Hongo kills him.]]
%%* PosthumousCharacter

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Spoiler Character]]
!Saiga Furinji
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%%* ActionDad
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigDamnHero: He rescues Kenichi and Miu ''and'' takes down multiple Master-class opponents, all while the building is burning. He really is the son of The Invincible Superman.
** Occurs again, when he saves Miu from being killed by Senzui.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Is blamed for the death of his wife due to Senzui that pretends to be him and guide Yami using Saiga appearance as a disguise.
* LightningBruiser: How fast is he, you ask? He is about to cover Miu (with a bad case of ClothingDamage) with his coat. Hostile master-class fighters appear. He lets go of the coat. Everyone in the room is instantly curbstomped. he grabs the coat again. ''The coat hasn't fallen one millimeter from when he let go of it.''
* LukeIAmYourFather: Is really Miu's father.
* MartialPacifist: Used to be this. Still capable of it where necessary.
* MasterOfDisguise: Was actually John-san throughout the Captured Miu arc. To provide better context, John-san's appearance is as a short, obese man with a bumbling and jolly personality; Saiga is much taller, leaner, more muscular, much more serious, and ''he was wearing'' ''[[BadassInANiceSuit a three-piece suit]]'' ''with gauntlets and leg guards underneath the John disguise''.
** Does in again, this time as a government agent, who helps train the Shinpaku Alliance.
* PapaWolf: He didn't want to interfere in saving Miu, but ultimately Silkwat forced his hand.
%%* StealthHiBye
* ThatManIsDead: John-san never existed...he was just made up.
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After helping to save the day in the final battle, he essentially vanishes and isn't even ''mentioned'' during the final chapter.

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[[folder:Ryōzanpaku Dojo]]

!Kenichi Shirahama
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (JP), Creator/JoshGrelle (EN), Gabriel Ortiz (LA)

A 16-year-old boy who is currently in his second year of high school. On his way to school one day, Kenichi meets a girl named Miu, and the two soon become friends. At the start of high school, Kenichi joins the school's karate club, hoping to become less weak, but he is forced to do menial chores and is used as a punching bag. One day, he finally stands up to a hulking student, and the two agree to a match in which the loser will quit the club. With Miu's help, Kenichi manages to win, but he quits the club anyway. He joins the

[[index]]
* [[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleRyozanpakuDojo
Ryozanpaku dojo, which Miu's grandfather nominally runs, and begins an intense training regime in several different types of martial arts.

Kenichi is kind, compassionate, thoughtful, and moral to a fault. He is against violence and studies martial arts to protect others, and he adheres to a strict code of morals, which includes a refusal to hit women. Because of his kindness and empathy, Kenichi has made many friends, most of whom are former enemies.
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Dojo]]
* AccidentalPervert:
** His sparring partner and one of his masters are [[MostCommonSuperpower tremendously well-endowed]]. You do the math.
** And then there's some of Ma Kensei's more... ''unorthodox'' training.
* AlasPoorVillain: Despite having a serious hate-on for [[spoiler:Shou Kano]] and having been in a bloody, vicious, all-out fight with [[spoiler:him]] only moments before, he still displays sincere regret and sadness when [[spoiler:Shou is fatally wounded protecting Miu, then tells Kenichi that it's up to him to protect her from now on]].
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:At the end of the manga, we see Kenichi writing the end of his story with a lot of photos in his desk, including one of a little girl who looks just like Miu with Kenichi's hair color.]]
* BadassNormal: His masters blatantly tell him that he has no talent, but make up for it by all-but beating the lessons into him. The results have been staggeringly successful, as attested by out-classing [[TheGift Berserker.]]
* BattleCouple: He and Miu live together, spar together, fight Ragnarok goons together but are only kinda-sorta ''together'' together. [[spoiler: They marry in the end.]]
* BerserkButton: Call him a coward.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A meek young man who enjoys reading and gardening. He just wants to be friends, even if you're [[spoiler: a member of an AncientConspiracy]] dedicated to the practice of martial art centered on kill your opponents. Push one of his [[BerserkButton Berkserk Buttons]] and he will fight like a rabid badger.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Messing with his little sister is a VERY bad idea. He once jumped off a cliff and wrestled a ''shark'' to save her.
* BigDamnHeroes: Has several moments of it throughout the series.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BoringButPractical: Kenichi doesn't have the kind of advanced moves or styles that many of his opponents have, and while he has his awesome moments, strictly speaking he's just using the basics of martial arts. However, this is precisely the kind of martial artist Creator/BruceLee stated was the most fearsome. Eventually averted when he starts relying on Ryūsui Seikūken and Mubyoshi. Though Mubyoshi is just a combination of basic punching techniques.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: As a result of training at Ryōzanpaku, he can drop school bullies with one punch and run through stone walls.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler: With Miu.]]
* CluelessChickMagnet: While his sights are [[FirstGirlWins firmly set on Miu]], that hasn't stopped him from unknowingly picking up a small harem of interested girls, including [[GirlNextDoor Izumi]], [[AnimeChineseGirl Renka]], [[PerkyFemaleMinion Raichi]], and possibly even [[HotForStudent Shigure]].
* CombatPragmatist: Since he receives training from a variety of masters who specialize in different fighting styles, Kenichi can often mix his fighting moves up a little bit to throw off his opponents, most of whom are trained more traditionally and mostly specialize only in one or two forms of fights. For example, in his fight against Takeda the boxer, since Takeda is trained to fight with his fists and upper body, Kenichi utilizes low kicks to attack his legs since Takeda wouldn't be expecting that (since that would be illegal in a boxing match), and therefore wouldn't be concentrating on protecting his legs.
* CovertPervert: He does buy stuff from Kensei.
* CowardlyLion: Scared stiff more often than not, though it won't stop him fighting. It's his master's training that ''really'' scares him. Through the wonders of character development, this is less and less the case.
* DeclarationOfProtection:
** He has sworn to just about everyone in earshot that he'll become strong enough to protect his LoveInterest, Miu.
** He vows to protect Takeda after DefeatMeansFriendship. He even programed his cell phone number into Takeda's phone so he could more quickly come to his aide.
* {{Determinator}}: Unconsciousness won't stop him, by the end of the D of D tournament. In fact, that just worsens your chance of keeping him down, since he then surpasses the speed of thought and perfectly demonstrates the techniques that (nigh literally) have been beaten into him by Ryouzanpaku.
* DeathIsCheap: He regularly "dies" during training because Apachai has difficulty holding back. Fortunately, Akisame and Kensei are as skilled with medicine as they are with martial arts.
-->'''Sakaki''': ''Aw man, how many times is this kid gonna die?''
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''No one'' he fights can believe he's as good as he is because of his looks and general demeanor.
* GivingUpTheGhost: Every occurrence of this in the series comes from him, mostly from his [[CurbStompBattle sparring sessions]] with Apachai.
* TheFettered: He doesn't fight because we wants to be the strongest, or because he enjoys fighting; he fights to protect others. And if you're the person others need protection ''from'', you will find that he is much, ''much'' stronger than he initially seemed.
* FightMagnet: Justified by Niijima in chapter 5: After Kenichi defeats Karate Club bully Daimonji, he attracts the attention of the Karate Club captain Chukuba; after he defeats Chukuba he attracts the attention of Ragnarok… [[spoiler: and after he defeats Ragnarok, he attracts the attention of Yami. God only knows what will happen when he defeats their disciples.]]
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler:When Kenichi was a kid, he and Ryuto met Miu. After seeing Miu defeat the thug trying to assault a kind old lady, both Ryuto and Kenichi vowed to become strong, but Kenichi forgot the fact and that it was Miu who traded him the Yin Yang badge he carries on the neck of his shirt all the time for a cat badge, as a remainder of said promise.]]
* TheHero: Kenichi is {{reconstruction}} of this trope, particularly the [[ShonenDemographic shounen]] [[FightingSeries fighting hero]]. He is almost as terrified of his training as he is of the antagonists arrayed against him. Initially all he wants is [[CallToAgriculture a well-tended garden]], [[BadassBookworm a well-stocked library]], and [[SingleTargetSexuality Miu]]. This (rapidly) expands to include the ability to [[DeclarationOfProtection protect the ones he loves]] and [[ForGreatJustice fight the evils others ignore]]. Turns out he'll have to defeat [[BadassCrew a whole gang of Badasses]] [[spoiler: and an AncientConspiracy]] to achieve most of these things, and defeat [[WorldsStrongestMan his master]] for [[EngagementChallenge the other]]. Good thing he is a [[TrainingFromHell hard working]] and [[{{Determinator}} determined]] young man, whose aforementioned master (or rather, five of them) have every intention of turning him into, well, [[TitleDrop the mightiest disciple]].
* HeroicBuild: Slowly gets one over the course of the story, going from scrawny wimp to bodybuilder's dream before he leaves high school!
* HeroWithBadPublicity: No thanks to Niijima, who often acts like [[ComicBook/SpiderMan J Jonah Jameson]] and either gives misinformation or else exaggerates Kenichi's wins, making Kenichi seem more like a common thug than a guy who wants to protect people.
* HumanPackMule: To Miu whenever she goes shopping for groceries. This, of course, doubles as a part of his TrainingFromHell, and his mentors often force him to carry some extra weights on those occasions, just for the sake of training his strength and endurance.
* IronButtMonkey: He's one during training with the various masters. Averted during actual fights with bad guys.
* KungFuClairvoyance: Courtesy of Seikuken.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Unintentional but still. His meeting with Miu is related to this trope but not quite it, since neither have {{Jerkass}} tendencies, and it was her attempt to befriend him that got him to notice her attractiveness. [[spoiler:Plus, the real reason she did so is because she recognized him from their childhood.]]
* MadeOfIron: Basically his only specialty. He can take a beatdown like no other.
* MartialPacifist
* MementoMacGuffin: The Yin Yang badge he carries on the neck of his shirt all the time. [[spoiler:It was Miu who traded it for a cat badge with him years ago.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: In the earlier chapters, Akisame's regimen helped Kenichi build strength over bulk, making him a lot stronger without changing his outward appearance much until about halfway into the story where he shifts into:
* MusclesAreMeaningful: He becomes incredibly ripped by the end of the story with a physique most teen bodybuilders would kill for with the strength to match. [[spoiler: By the epilogue we only see his bicep, but by this point it's become as large as Sakaki's Apachai's or the Elder's!]]
* NiceGuy: Would MUCH prefer reading and tending flowers than what he's called upon almost daily to do.
* NotSoWeak: One of the earlier thugs that beat him down got grabbed on the ankle before kicking him off. The thug then pulled up his pant-leg, revealing ''a bruise in the shape of Kenichi's hand''. Kenichi has since grown much, ''much'' stronger.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler:Not as of 423. He finally makes his feelings known to Miu, revealing that it's not so much a case of this as it is SingleTargetSexuality.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: When fighting Tanimoto, he thinks something along the lines of "My name is Kenichi Shirahama, a normal high-schooler that loves reading books and gardening... so why is it that I'm now ''[[InterestingSituationDuel fighting on the roof of a speeding bus]]''!?"
* PointlessBandaid: Chikage tends to call him "Bandaid", because of it.
* TerrorHero: Type 5, thanks largely to Niijima.
** Falls into this trope in episode 24 of Season 1 when some thugs try to bully the drama club into giving up their large room so they can use it for their club. After Kenichi saves the drama club president and announces who he is, the thug's minions begin worry about his presence and exaggerate his reputation a bit, such as being able to take on a bear. However, it's enough to make them run away.
** Happens again when he, Takeda, and Ukita save the
[[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleShinpakuAlliance Shinpaku Alliance members from the rank and file Ragnarok thugs. Niijima once again greatly exaggerates what Kenichi actually did, and causes the remaining thugs to run away due to his power.
Alliance]]
* ThanksForTheMammary: How Kenichi broke Miu out of her UnstoppableRage. [[spoiler: Subverted in Chapter 459 where he tries to pull it off again to Miu to get her out of her BrainwashedAndCrazy state, but he still gets a brutal beat down in the end.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Took hundreds. A few volumes, and he can drop his former tormentors. A few arcs, and he's accidentally hospitalizing them by the dozen. All thanks to the sheer fortitude to survive [[TrainingFromHell Ryozanpaku]]. To put things into perspective. At the start of the series he was terrified stiff of guys with small knives, or just guys who wanted to beat him up. Now he can even take on guys armed with huge swords and firearms.
* TrainingFromHell: Driving Kenichi into the ground and scaring his reflexes into gold are standard for the masters of Ryouzanpaku, but the most hellish comes from Koetsuji, who builds simple and complex machines to wring the skill from his disciple's bones. Some intrinsic consequences from failing these machines include (but are not limited to only): [[ManOnFire burning alive]], [[ElectricTorture electrocution]], [[AndIMustScream being trapped for hours in one position]], and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impalement]]. If they didn't know what they were doing (or if Apachai hadn't learned to hold back), he would be long gone by now. Since they do, Kenichi can consider it "training" and gain immense results...though he does ''die'' several times. Good thing two of his masters are also medical geniuses. Kenichi grows to like it, going so far as to ''increase his regimen'' while his masters are absent in Chapter 423. Try to imagine the Kenichi from 200 chapters ago doing that.
* UnskilledButStrong: Kenichi's earlier battles were based more on getting a single hit on his foes, which his inhuman strength gained from training at Ryōzanpaku would turn into a devastating, one-hit KO, than actual combat ability. Akisame even addresses this shortly after Kenichi starts learning actual techniques.
%%* UnusualEyebrows
* WarriorTherapist: His advances in the Sei style have offered him some very telling insights on some of his opponents.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Miu.
* WouldntHitAGirl: [[TheFettered This attitude]] angers several female opponents and wins the affection of some others. He is acutely aware of how stupid this attitude is, and knows that there are several women in the series that could kick his ass even if he ''was'' willing to fight back, [[HonorBeforeReason but he still refuses to hit them on principal.]]

!Miu Fūrinji [[spoiler:/ Bulu Indah]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomokoKawakami (JP, TV anime), Creator/RieKugimiya (JP, OVA), Creator/CarrieSavage (EN), Alondra Hidalgo (LA)

A 16-year-old girl who attends the same school as Kenichi and is currently in her second year. She is the granddaughter of Hayato Fūrinji, the leader of Ryōzanpaku Dojo. Despite being attractive, smart, athletic, and kind, Miu is very socially inept, to the point of having no friends before meeting Kenichi and practically no social life. Miu's social ineptness stems from her upbringing, during which she never had any time to make friends, and also from her home life, where she is both maid and book keeper for a bunch of eccentric adults.

Miu has proven herself to be an immensely skilled fighter. While her exact martial arts disciplines have not been stated, she has shown knowledge of several styles. Her fighting style is graceful and fluid, taking advantage of her agility, coordination, and flexibility, and makes heavy use of kicks. Her skills have been honed to the point where she will reflexively throw anyone who sneaks up behind her.
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* ActionGirl: She regularly floors groups of mooks. Ragnarok eventually gave up fighting her and instead begged Kenichi to "call off your crazy girlfriend!"
* ActionGirlfriend: Kenichi repeatedly vows to protect her, despite the fact that she's still a more skilled fighter than he is. Eventually he comes close and has actively protected her several times when she was sick or disabled. Still, her grandfather won't let him date her unless he can beat ''him'' in a fight.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The end of the final chapter reveals she eventually has a daughter with Kenichi.]]
* BadassAdorable: More so as a child, but she is still pretty adorable as she kicks ass
* BadassBack: Do not approach her from the back or you find out why.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:And a victim of MindManipulation.]]
* BattleCouple: With Kenichi, sort of. She started out protecting or looking out for him since she was much stronger in the beginning. Played straighter when he improved enough to be equal to her level, or close to it.
* BeautyMark: She has one under her left eye.
* BettyAndVeronica: Betty to Renka's Veronica because she's the GirlNextDoor and TeamMom in the dojo.
* BerserkerRage: A result of her not being able to control her immense Dou Ki.[[spoiler: This ends when she finally masters her Ki.]]
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: One of the nicest people, but also one of the strongest disciple fighters so making her angry tends to be a bad idea.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BilingualBonus: [[spoiler: Bulu Indah]] means 'Beautiful Feather' in Malay/Indonesian.
%%* BloodKnight:
* BornWinner: [[spoiler: Miu is the descendant of a tribe of people who specifically breed themselves to create powerful offspring with exceptional martial arts talent. Not to mention her father is the son of the WorldsStrongestMan, as well as one of the most powerful martial artists in the series.]]
* BraidsOfAction: Zigzagged. Initially, she let her hair down before fighting. After Ragnarok, she dons the braids and lets her hair down in school.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Even after [[spoiler:officially breaking free of Junazard's control, she [[BloodKnight has a hidden amount of blood lust unlocked as a result]].]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler:With Kenichi.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: While not 'officially' with Kenichi, she reacts strongly to Renka flirting with him. She also doesn't like it when Kenichi [[EyeScream looks]] at [[ClothingDamage other girls in the nude]], [[AccidentalPervert accidental]] or not.
* ClothingDamage: Often.
** When she attacks [[spoiler:Silkwat and he counters her attacks before knocking her out]], that skin-tight fighting costume of hers is so shredded that she might as well be naked. She must paint her underwear zones with spirit gum before putting it on--there's no other logical way enough bits of it could stay on sometimes!
** Whenever Kenichi imagines them in danger, he automatically pictures her that way.
* [[CluelessChickMagnet Clueless Dude Magnet]]: Besides Kenichi, other guys in the series are interested in her including Takeda, Ryuuto and Sho.
* CutenessProximity: To cats or anything cat-like. Including at times Renka, whom people refer to as cat-like.
* DCupDistress: Laments her size due to its interference with her martial arts. Probably doesn't help people call her "dairy cow."
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Don't ever touch her (and certainly don't ''grab'' her) from behind, or you will quickly end up on your back.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: [[spoiler:After being kidnapped by Silkwat.]]
* FanServicePack: Her boobs and hips grow substantially in a very short time after she starts her second year at school. Handwaved as puberty, when she wonders how much bigger they will get. Then her breasts and hips got smaller right after [[spoiler: Apachai's "death" event]], the measurements seems to be the same as her early design.
* FeatherMotif: Often drawn accompanied by ethereal feathers. See also MeaningfulName below.
%%* ForeheadOfDoom
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler:She met Kenichi when they were kids. Miu apparently recognized him right away, but didn't feel the need to bring it up when they meet again.]]
* FormFittingWardrobe: Even her school uniform and a blanket.
* GlassCannon: While she's an exceptional martial artist and exceptionally hard to hit or even touch, she rarely can take more than a few hits before collapsing/ being unable to continue. This is played up in the anime so she won't join in a fight she could very easily win, but Kenichi would struggle with.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Look at her after she goes into UnstoppableRage and they change into something sinister.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Only Kenichi rivals her in kindness.
* HeirToTheDojo: Raised by the leader of Ryozanpaku and trained by him.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Oh, no, she doesn't have ''that'' kind of feelings for Kenichi. He is [[LikeBrotherAndSister just like a little brother]], or a dog who lives in her house. Yet will become [[ClingyJealousGirl incredibly jealous]] the instant another girl announces her affections for him.
* HerosMuse: Inspired Kenichi to take up Martial Arts.
%%* InnocentBlueEyes
* InstantExpert: Miu can master techniques, training, and even whole styles in a very little amount of time, around a week. She also learned a workable amount of a new language in the same week.
%%* KindheartedCatLover
* LadyOfWar: Grace and coordination; that's how she fights.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine:
[[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleRagnarok The light to Renka Ma's dark.
* LittleMissBadass: Routinely beating street thugs at the age of six.
* MaleGaze: Close ups of her chest and butt are a must.
* MartialPacifist: Only fights for others and then will try to end it with the least damage to both her and her opponent.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "beautiful wings" or "beautiful feathers". [[spoiler:And as mentioned under BilingualBonus, Bulu Indah means "beautiful feather" in Malay/Indonesian.]]
* MsFanservice: In the words of a Ragnarok thug "She wears a purple leotard....built like a super model..."
* NiceGirl: Very polite, caring and helpful.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler: As of chapter 423, not oblivious. Indeed, she's far more aware of Kenichi's feelings for her than he realized.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Her mother died and her father is the leader of Yami.]]
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: She wears glasses as a way to dim her looks.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Her grandfather, specifically due to the aforementioned ParentalAbandonment.
* SensualSpandex: Her fighting uniform. It's ridiculously skintight.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: She is so beautiful that she had some social problems at her last school because of it (implied to be other girls bullying her). To that end, in her current school she puts on glasses and wears her hair in braids to make herself look plainer.
* TeamChef: She does all the cooking in the dojo.
* TeamMom: Runs the dojo with a kind smile... most of the time.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** Just when Kenichi had finally caught up in fighting and even surpassed her in Ki abilities. [[spoiler: Silkwat Junazard kidnaps her and trains her in Silat which then causes her to have to begin training her Dou ki something her grandfather was hesitant to start do to the risk.]] She is now back to effortlessly [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] Kenichi.
** After the introduction of Rimi, Miu finally gets an enemy that pushes her to her limits, [[spoiler: and it's during their final fight that Miu masters her Dou Ki]].
%%* UnstoppableRage: A variant. Like Sakaki, she leans heavily on the Dou side, which is fiery and aggressive. Unlike Sakaki, she doesn't train in it so her control in that state is sketchy at best and she would attack anyone who came within range the first few times she went into that state. The only thing to truly throw her into a rage is meeting the man who killed her mother.
* VaporWear:
** It's pretty obvious that she wears ''nothing'' under her spandex battle outfit. It's a leotard after all. It would be redundant.
** As [[spoiler:Bulu]], it doesn't seem as though Miu is wearing ''anything'' from the waist down except for those leg bands.
* VerbalTic: "Desu wa"
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: When Kenchi was still a novice martial artist this was more prominent. In that period, Ma Kensei actually pointed out to her that this was not good, because this [[HelpingWouldBeKillstealing deprived Kenichi of gaining combat experience]]. After Kenichi [[TookALevelInBadass took enough levels in badass]], this became less prominent, but she actually never stopped being protective of him. Note also that her style of fighting is much more aggressive than Kenichi's.
* WeakButSkilled: Her fighting style is based on speed, grace and coordination rather than pure strength [[note]] This is not to say that she lacks strength but doesn't rely on it. [[/note]] All these combined with her vast experience make her one of the, if not ''the,'' best desciple level fighter(s).
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Kenichi. [[spoiler: They do. See ChildhoodFriendRomance above.]]
* WouldntHurtAChild: [[spoiler: It's how the reader is shown that she's not quite under Silkwat's control.]] Is also very reluctant to fight with Chikage.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She cleans and cooks for the dojo and makes sure it doesn't run out of money. In fact, the grand master mentions that they wouldn't live so well without Miu's care.

!Hayato Furinji
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->Voiced by: Hiroshi Arikawa (JP, TV anime), Yuzuru Fujimoto (JP, OVA), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN), Jesse Conde (LA)

Miu's grandfather and the undefeated elder of the Ryōzanpaku Dojo. He is very tall, very muscular and possesses tremendous vitality despite his advanced age. Hayato is a kind old man but still possesses a reckless streak and can be very arrogant, the former of which is shown by his tendency to spend the dojo's money and to get carried away whenever he has a chance to showcase his strength.

Hayato is considered by many to be the most powerful man alive. Even when he uses only 0.0002% of his power, keeps his eyes closed, and splits his concentration and body movements, Akisame comments that he still is the most powerful man in the world.
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* AwesomeByAnalysis: He invented a martial technique specialized in this.
%%* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa: He's Miu's grandfather, the oldest of the masters, and this means he has the most training and experience of all of them.
* BigGood: He has titles like "The Invincible Superman", "He who has no Enemies", and "The Strongest Man in the World", and has earned every one. It's a good thing he's on Kenichi's side.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BlatantLies: ''I AM THE MYSTERIOUS 20 YEAR OLD, GARYUU X!''
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Even disciples can pull superhuman feats. But Hayato? This old man can run on water, throw bombs huger than he is high into the air, and move so fast a camera slowed down too 1/1000 can barely see a blur of him! That's nearly ''mach 30'' and he wasn't even trying!
%%* CoolOldGuy
* EngagementChallenge: The only way Kenichi can get his consent on dating Miu, is to defeat '''''HIM'''''.
* FormFittingWardrobe: Kimonos don't work like that!
* HeroicBuild: Well over 6 feet tall, made of solid muscle, and doesn't look his actually age.
* ImpossibleTask: When he says that no one can date Miu unless they can defeat him in combat, what he ''means'' to say is that he doesn't want anyone dating Miu.
* LargeAndInCharge: Biggest master in the dojo.
* LoinCloth: His [[FanDisservice swimwear]].
%%* MartialPacifist
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Chapter 430 reveals that his inability to prevent Saiga's FaceHeelTurn is this for him]].
* OldMaster: He's actually taught Kenichi only a few lessons, but each has resulted in ''monumental'' [[TookALevelInBadass improvements]]. Basically, He's the one who brings together all the stuff the other masters have been [[TrainingFromHell pounding into Kenichi on a daily basis]].
* OneManArmy: Hell, he is a MONSTER, he fought alone with an entire American military base and WON! And throwing more people or heavy artillery at him is a bad idea, since he can use [[GrievousHarmWithABody people as freakin' shurikens]], and has special moves that he uses specifically to take out TANKS!!!
* OverprotectiveDad: More like ''selectively'' protective grandfather. Keeping Miu by his side as he travelled the world battling evil, fine. Sending her out to protect Kenichi, encouraged. But any prospective suitors (i.e. Kenichi) must defeat the Elder first.
* PaperThinDisguise: His identity as Ganryu-X is a simple plastic ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' mask and doing ''Franchise/KamenRider'' poses.
* RedBaron: "The Man Without Enemies"
* WalkingTheEarth: Appears to have done this both in his youth and during Miu's early years. Arguably still doing it given his semi-frequent "walks" that keep him away from Ryozanpaku for days on end.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Is called as such on several occasions, when he isn't being called the Invincible Superman. Apparently, using 0.0002% of his power and closing his eyes STILL leaves him the "most powerful being on this planet".

!Akisame Kōetsuji
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->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (EN), Creator/KentWilliams (EN), José Arenas (LA)

A 38-year-old philosophical Jujitsu master who was the first master willing to train Kenichi. He is an old friend of Miu's father, Saiga. Despite his seemingly small physique, he is known for having muscles built to perfection. He also has very good insight, often knowing if people are troubled or hiding something; he sometimes even knows what a person is thinking, which scares Kenichi.
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* TheAce: Not only is he a Martial Arts Master, but he's also considered a genius in multiple academic fields, can bring people back to life with his medical knowledge, is said to have "the perfect body", is always calm and composed, is the main breadwinner of the group, manages to turn a group of school children into emotionless fighting machines in an afternoon, and can outsmart any of the other masters (Kensei spent YEARS using a false RockPaperScissors pattern until he really needed to win, and Akisame saw through it immediately). If there is something he isn't good at, he'll learn it almost instantly. If that doesn't happen, he learns instantly by watching somebody else do the same.
* BadassMustache: He argues about whether or not it is with James Shiba.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's one of the more cultured and approachable Ryozanpaku masters, and can usually keep his cool in stressful situations. If you do anything that could potentially harm Kenichi or any innocent bystanders, though, he'll show you no mercy.
** When he learns that Shigure was captured by YAMI, he very briefly flies into a rage after he tries to calm himself but fails.
* BrokenAce: [[spoiler:[[MyGreatestFailure He's still haunted by his inadvertent part in killing Shigure's father in their mutual past]]]].
* CatchPhrase: "Naive!"
* TheComicallySerious: Especially when green peppers are involved.
* CruelMercy: As all Ryozanpaku Masters he won't kill his opponent no matter the circumstances. Some of the stuff he does to his [[BodyHorror opponents is worse]]. Really it would be MercyKill to kill those poor souls.
* CulturedBadass: There's a reason he's called the "Jujitsu Philosopher."
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Hates green peppers. Doubles as his WeaksauceWeakness. Kenichi and Miu manage to seal him in his room for a few hours by dangling one in the hallway.
* GadgeteerGenius: Low-level, but he loves to invent new [[strike:torture]] training devices.
* GeniusBruiser: So much so that some visitors to the dojo seemed to know of him as a master artist and philosopher instead of a martial arts master.
* ItsPersonal: Harming any of his TrueCompanions will anger him but when he learned that Shigure (the daughter of an old friend) had been captured by YAMI, he tries to calm himself by writing calligraphy but fails when he crushes the pen in a rage and declares that he'd make YAMI ''wish'' that he will kill them by the time it was over.
* MartialMedic: Started out as a notable chiropractor thanks to jujitsu's knowledge of joints & bones, but becomes an [[OpenHeartDentistry Open Heart Dentist]] by the D of D arc, capable of performing miracles with [[MacGyvering a borrowed knife, needle & thread, and booze]].
* MartialPacifist: When threatened by a Ragnarok grunt, he politely tried to talk his way out before using him in a Judo demonstration.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: While much slimmer than some of the other masters, he has built his body to perfection via ArtMajorBiology.
* ProphetEyes: Downplayedted in that Akisame is clearly ''not'' blind but he looks it and the wise conotations are there.
* TakeCareOfTheKids: [[spoiler:Shigure's father asks Akisame this before the latter's untimely death. He of course agrees and leaves her with the Kosaka Clan while he completed his training travels.]]
* TheReliableOne: There is a reason why he was chosen to be Kenichi's primary trainer. Always cool and collected, rather serious, a good organizer, and possesses the best technological and medical knowledge of all Ryozanpaku masters. Compared to him, Hayato (the eldest and strongest ''and'' the owner of the dojo) sometimes looks like a mischievous teenager.
* UnusualEyebrows: It's like a lightning symbol drawn sideways.
%%* WarriorPoet

!Shio Sakaki
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->Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP), Creator/ChristopherSabat (EN), Juan Carlos Tinoco (LA)

A 29-year-old master of karate who claims to hold 100 dan. Sakaki is a very intimidating person even when he tries not to be, something that he does not seem to realize and is put off by whenever someone points it out. He has a kind and caring nature and is a very bad liar, which is shown when Akisame asks why he suddenly decided to teach Kenichi a fighting technique, and Sakaki replied that it was the anniversary of the creation of judo.

He is an incredibly powerful martial artist. He his well-versed in multiple forms of karate and possess superhuman abilities, most evident in the fact that he can survive a fall from one of the top floors of a tall building without any noticeable injury.
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* AlliterativeName: '''S'''hio '''S'''akaki.
* AntiHero: Sakaki tries to give a hard cynical impression, but he isn't fooling anybody, as people he meets keep being amazed at and telling him what a nice and WiseBeyondHisYears fellow that he is. The "worst" that he ever does is drag along Apachai on harebrained {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, and although he worked as a mercenary for a while he never liked it, or accepted immoral missions, and when his old partners did, he immediately turned on them. He mostly earns a living by catching career killers for Interpol and similar.
* BadassBiker: When he uses his motorcycle, he definitely counts.
%%* BadLiar
* BerserkButton: Anybody seriously harming Kenichi. While he can control himself (with difficulty) when its done by another disciple, when its a Master class... [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown all bets are off]]
* BerserkerTears: [[spoiler:He didn't take it well when Hongo killed Suzuki.]]
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BoisterousBruiser: Easily the character who does the most shouting in Ryozanpaku.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's the biggest softie of the masters. Most of his character's humor comes from his (increasingly desperate) assurances that this isn't the case.
* TheCape: Honorable, kind, refuses to kill and is ready to do what is right to help defend the defenseless no matter what.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a Dou-style user and very vicious in combat (in fact, [[spoiler: the karate school he uses is an art developed and used by YAMI]]), but he's probably the nicest member of the Ryozanpaku dojo.
* DefectorFromDecadence: It was revealed in Chapter 439 that he was actually groomed by his master to be a powerful follower (and possibly eventual Fist) of YAMI, but he rejected the philosophy of Satsujiken in response to the death of Suzuki.
%%* EatingTheEyeCandy:
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: So much so that some have wondered just how much of his image and habits are genuine or are carefully cultivated so as to appear from looking ''too'' kind and soft.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In chapter 422 [[spoiler: he shared with Kenichi some tips for fighting when you're wounded: don't let your opponent know you're hurt, avoid unnecessarily large movements, and don't let rage overtake you]]. [[BlatantLies Guess]] [[SayMyName what]] [[SuperReflexes he]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown does]].
** Gets another moment in chapter 434 when [[spoiler:Kenichi and Miu follow him against his wishes,]] he exasperatedly wonders who taught Kenichi to so flagrantly disregard his masters wishes. Cue placard of him acting in ''the exact same manner'' towards his master.
%%* KnightInShiningArmor
* LuminescentBlush: Mostly at being proud of Kenichi and trying hard not to show it.
%%* MartialPacifist
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Seriously, had any of his fight hasn't ended like this? He's so brutal Kenichi and Miu ''took pity on his opponent'' after he beat him straight through several ''rooms'', walls and all. He also managed to give all of Kenichi's TrueCompanions the shivers (literally) on another occasion...where he claimed to be ''holding back''. And he may actually be telling the truth.
* ObviouslyEvil: He looks like the archetypal bad guy and half of his dialog comes out sounding like a bad guy or TheDragon. Lampshaded by Kenichi when Sakaki promised the Elder to "bring their heads as trophy"; he was joking but still...
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler: This seems to be the attitude Sakaki and Akira have towards one another.]]
* PapaWolf: To Kenichi.
* ThePromise: Earlier in his life, he promised to marry Jennifer Grey. He claimed he was drunk, but she still wants him to make good on that promise.
%%* RatedMForManly:
* ScarsAreForever: Has one across his nose. [[spoiler:Chapter 429 hints, and Chapter 431 confirms, that he got it from a fight with Akira Hongo, YAMI's God Fist. In Chapter 443 they gave each other their scars at [[CrossCounter the same time]]. Also looks like he's gained a few more during his latest battle with Hongo...which also serve as a ShoutOut]].
* SenseiForScoundrels: A lot of his advice is delivered while at least a little drunk. Strangely his best advice, on life in general if not fighting, is when he is drunk, and he won't remember saying it all.
%%* ShirtlessScene:
* ShoutOut: See ShirtlessScene above, plus [[spoiler:his latest battle with Akira Hongo has left him with a rather familiar-looking set of finger-poke wounds on his chest.]] His move, Morsasouken-Zuki, oozes FistOfTheNorthStar.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** Yes, Sakaki, you want to teach Kenichi, not because you want to, but because it's your birthday. Riiight. In the dub, because it was supposedly the day Judo was created.
** Despite being ENEMIES he is also one for [[spoiler:[[WorthyOpponent Hongo]]]].
--> "It's not like I'm helping you. I just felt like standing here for a little while."
** He's also pretty protective and caring of Miu and his fellow dojo Masters but he refuses to admit to this. Case in point, this line when Appachai is trying to learn to pull his punches; "It's not like I asked for your help because I was worried about him or nothin'...my sake just doesn't taste right unless I can hear his laughter. That's the only reason!"
* UpToEleven: The 100-dan karate master. Dan rankings don't go above 10 in karate or other Japanese martial arts. He's probably well aware of this, but nobody's brave enough to call him on it.

!Apachai Hopachai
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->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyaIshimaru (JP), Creator/SonnyStrait (EN), Antonio Gálvez (LA)

A 28-year-old master of Muay Thai and is known as the "Death God" of the Muay Thai underworld fighting circuit. Despite this fearsome reputation and his incredible size and strength, Apachai is very kind and gentle. He enjoys playing with children and animals and is very childlike himself. He has a habit of saying the phrase "apa" when he speaks and sometimes yells it while training or fighting.

Apachai has been trained in martial arts since he was very young. He is extraordinarily strong, able to shatter stone statues and kick down trees without any apparent difficulty. Despite his incredible size, he is blindingly fast, able to dodge bullets while fighting.
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* TheBerserker: When he fights, he basically loses all limits.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: One of the genuinely kindest characters in the series. Also one of only two masters known for a fact as capable of giving the Elder a challenge in combat.
* BigEater: If Apachai isn't playing board games with Honoka or berserking at training dummies, he's most likely eating. Given a slightly uncomfortable twist when it's revealed that [[spoiler:he was often denied food as punishment or to keep him "on edge" by the man who ''owned'' him, before Agaard took charge of him]].
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BlankWhiteEyes: Used for both comedy and badassery, which is just about all his appearances. Apachai's face is rarely drawn in full detail.
* BoringButPractical: His finishing moves are [[MegatonPunch APANCH]], [[TwinkleInTheSky CHAIKICK]], and The Punch You Don't Let Children See.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A somewhat tragic example, as his past has led to him being woefully unprepared for normal life.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Chapter 406: the guy came back from the dead in a way that would put the Terminator to shame and delivered a God-Slaying Punch while being half-dead just to protect his beloved disciple.]]
%%* TheDitz
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Has genuinely ''killed'' Kenichi once or twice. He usually knows his strength, but can't control it.
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings
%%* GenreSavvy: He has his moments.
* GeniusDitz: He has excellent knowledge when it comes to animals, even though he doesn't know a lot of other things.
* GentleGiant: When he's not fighting, he's huge, imposing, and ridiculously sweet.
* IdiotSavant: Apachai is a muay thai genius, but he's nearly clueless about most social norms.
* LivingLegend: Leaves behind at least two legends of a GentleGiant that saved the day and then was never heard of again.
%% * ManChild
%% * MartialPacifist
* MundaneMadeAwesome: He went through a hellish training to ''learn to hold back while doing housework'' so Miu could go to the amusement park.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: [[spoiler:It was looking pretty grim for a while there, but he did eventually survive his fight with Agaard, thanks to Akisame and Kensei.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Are you really going to pick a fight with a guy called the Death God of the Muay Thai Underworld?
* NoSocialSkills: Barely functional in a social setting, since his life has been little but fighting.
* PokemonSpeak: Apachai does this when he gets worked up.
* RedBaron: "[[{{Shinigami}} Grim Reaper]] of Muay Thai".
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: When Nijima goes missing, kidnapped by Ragnarok, Apachai talks to ''pigeons'' for information. ''It works''.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Bordering on PokemonSpeak at time.
%%* TykeBomb:
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Does not like planes. Guess what he has to ride at one point?

!Shigure Kōsaka
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->Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN), Claudia Contreras (LA)

A 22-year-old weapons master. Shigure is a very mysterious person. She speaks very little and has a habit of falling asleep on the rafters of the ceiling and also traverses atop them more than she uses the floor. She has little knowledge of most things outside of weapons and has trouble interacting with normal people due to her blunt personality and the fact that she always carries a weapon. She has a pet mouse named Tochūmaru.

While the youngest master of Ryozanpaku, Shigure has repeatedly proven herself a formidable person to face. As the successor to the Kōsaka-Style, Shigure has remarkable mastery of all forms of traditional and even modern weapons, earning her the title of "The Prodigy of Sword and Mistress of all Weaponry". Despite her lithe frame, she is very strong and can cut weapons made of metal to pieces using something with a dull edge, such as a spoon. She once cut a cannon off of a tank and then jammed it through its side.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: She assumes this for the heroic side sometimes.
* AbsurdCuttingPower: Doesn't matter if it's a sword she's using or a wooden rice spoon--anything that Shigure can hold ''will'' cut.
* TheAce: As far as weapons are concerned, she's the best in virtually the entire world. Whereas most weapons masters are good with one particular weapon or weapons set, she's proficient enough in all the basics to pick apart ''every single'' type used against her. This includes rifles and other modern weaponry
* ActionGirl: She's obviously damn capable with anything even vaguely resembling a weapon and she's not afraid to fight.
* {{Adorkable}}: Since she's a bit awkward socially, she tends to quietly puff up and congratulate herself when she says something that sounds kind of cool.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is tall, beautiful, dark-haired and acts very calm and serious--except when she's not.
* BadassAdorable: Her adorkable moments do nothing to temper her badassness.
%%* BadassBiker
* BadassLongcoat: Usually when she's travelling.
* BladeReflection: Shigure turns the blade reflection to practical use, using it to see what is behind her. Her only blind spot is the part of the blade reflecting her face.
* {{Bokukko}}: She uses the masculine pronoun ''boku'' to refer to herself.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* ClothingDamage: The cause, and sometimes, the recipient.
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Innocent with regards to many things.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: She collects {{Cool Sword}}s [[spoiler:to prevent her father's work from being used for murder]].
%%* TheComicallySerious
* CoolBigSis: Not by blood, but tends to act like this to Miu and Kenichi, and by extension, the Shinpaku Alliance. She has taught him to swim and helped him get over his fear of killing intent, which also put her in danger. Another case in point, after a bummed out Kenichi is 'banned' from training for a while for daring to take a Weapons Master-class opponent head-on, she has her mouse guide him into the rafters to a listening cup so he can hear what the other masters [[WellDoneSonGuy really think]] of his latest display. Cue another WhenSheSmiles moment.
** She makes the Shinpaku Alliance members special chain armor and gauntlets tempered by her family's secret process, rending them impossibly strong and resistant to blades. She stayed up an ''entire week'' straight to do this.
** [[spoiler:When she finds herself along with Kenichi and Miu surrounded by several Yami Weapon Masters, she holds the line so that the two can escape and is captured as a result.]]
* DamselOutOfDistress: [[spoiler:Gets captured by the Master weapon users of Yami.... and quickly breaks out, several times.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She's the slowest to warm up to Kenichi but eventually she becomes his CoolBigSis and [[ShipTease it's been hinted that she's probably starting to develop a kind of crush on Kenichi]].
* DramaticEllipsis: When she... talks it's very... SLOW.
* FullFrontalAssault: Seems perfectly relaxed fighting nude when attacked [[HotSpringsEpisode at an onsen]]. In front of her disciple no less.
* {{Fundoshi}}: In her swimwear.
%%* GodivaHair
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Almost anytime she pulls out her sword...or wooden spoon. In chapter 412 she was seen carving shapes into a waterfall.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Possibly her most remarkable skill, Shigure has perfect aim with any tool she handles. Even with frail or dull-edged items, such as a spoon or faulty blade, she can strike without hitting any vital points. With projectiles, she can precisely hit any speeding and squirming target from a considerable distant. At close-range, Shigure strikes can skillfully cut through targets with such precision, the sliced target can momentarily appear unaffected.
* ImprovisedWeapon: She is already invincible with only a newspaper. Or a wooden spoon. Or a hair ribbon. Or a mouthful of needles. [[spoiler: The Yami put her in special restraints--basically embedding her hands and feet in solid masses of a specially fortified resin--because they didn't dare let her get hold of handcuffs.]]
%%* LadyOfWar
* MaleGaze: Most chapter cover art that features her as well as some shots of her in the story are done with this in mind.
* MartialPacifist: Most opponents she faces end up losing without significant injury or by simply having their clothes torn (which she often does to Miu and Freya's Valkyries). Even during fights with dangerous opponents like Kagerō Kii and Mildred Lawrence, she will not resort to lethally slicing or slashing the opponent's body, instead opting to using the back of her sword, and in extreme situations, shallowly cutting or attacking an opponent with a weapon to the point that they have small, non-lethal flesh wounds and cuts.
* MiniDressOfPower: Her kimono is cut as a miniskirt. Somewhat practical, as it gives her more range of movement than a full kimono.
* MsFanservice: She is a beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts who ends up with clothing damage in a majority of her actual fights. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the middle and later chapters where she spend most of the time completely naked due to being captured and they don't want her using anything that she can utilize as a weapon.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Her [[RedBaron nickname]] is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Prodigy of Sword and Mistress of all Weaponry]].
* {{Ninja}}: Not ''actually'' a ninja but she might as well be. Her [[KimonoFanService short kimono]] & fishnet outfit scream kunoichi, as does her choice of typically ninja weapons (swords, manriki-gusari, shuriken, and kunai) and her habit of setting weapon traps. She also walks on ceilings, but she does this by [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower gripping the beams with her toes]] rather than magic tricks. Oh, and sneaking in is one of her specialties.
* NoNameGiven: Her father never gave her a name. It was [[spoiler:Akisame]] who gave her the name and he put her in the care of the Kosaka family.
* NoSocialSkills: Initially is introduced as a loner, often avoiding interaction with the other members of Ryōzanpaku (besides occasionally Apachai). With Kenichi's arrival she begins opening up to the others, and even joins them for meals.
* NotGoodWithPeople: She seems to get along better with her pet rat than with anyone else.
%%* PurpleEyes
* TheQuietOne: Doesn't talk much.
* RapunzelHair: When she lets it down it comes down to her hips.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: She spent her formative years training in the wilderness with her swordsmith father; though he did love her he was so absent-minded that ''he never even bothered to give her a name''. In the present, Shigure is a formidable weapons master, but has little knowledge of most things outside of weapons, [[NoSocialSkills lacks social graces]] and speaks very slowly.
* {{Sarashi}}: In her swimwear.
* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu has wondered several times if Shigure sees him as [[HotForStudent more than her disciple]]. She has no qualms about being in a state of undress around him since he's not being perverted (on purpose), and she told him that she wants to bathe with him again, much to Miu's consternation. As the story goes on, she starts acting cuter around him in an effort to get him to train with her more.
* ShamefulStrip: [[spoiler:She's captured and stripped by Yami, although they did it because they knew she can even turn clothing into weapons.]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Zigzagged. She doesn't seem to mind being naked in front of Kenichi and doesn't even bother to lock the door to her room when she changes because the rest of the men know better. However, she is keenly aware of [[DirtyOldMan Kensei Ma's]] lechery and generally foils his attempts to peep at every turn. When [[spoiler:she's captured and stripped by Yami]], she gets angry and calls them perverts. She can and will fight in the nude if she has to.
* SleepWalking: According to Sakaki.
* SlipknotPonytail: She didn't have a [[ImprovisedWeapon weapon]] on her.
* StealthHiBye: Part of her ninja appeal and also part of her training.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female Master-class for the Katsujin-ken and the youngest among them.
* TheStoic: Partial subversion. Despite her general lack of expression, her emotions are almost comically obvious.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Icy to nearly everyone, even the other Masters at the beginning. However, she's a very caring person and shows a warmer side of herself to those who are very close to her like her pet mouse Tochūmaru and eventually Kenichi.
* TalkingInYourSleep: According to Sakaki, her sleep talking is quite scary.
* TheTease: Very much so in Kenichi's case. She's tried to get room for the night by saying that they were a couple (it was really for saving money), taking a bath with him fully nude, and generally not caring if he sees her naked or not. Also these [[http://eatmanga.com/Manga-Scan/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi-535/page-13 poses]] are proof of it.
* TomboyishPonytail: She has long waist-length raven hair usually tied back in a high ponytail
* UltimateBlacksmith: She inherited her father's supreme skill at forging weapons.
* UnusualEyebrows: They're like...caterpillars...or something.
* VaporWear: She never wears a bra. Howewer, when fighting seriously, she dons chain mail and wears a black strap under her breast to kept the chain mail in place.
* VerbalTic: Has a habit of pausing whenever she...speaks.
* WalkingArmory: She has an assortment of weapons all over her body from her sword, to her kusarigama, kunai and even needles. Her room in the dojo has more weapons and weapon types than most museums.
* WhenSheSmiles: Maybe a subversion. It's significant when she does, but unless it's meant for Kenichi, it isn't a very pretty smile. As time goes on, she smiles more often, especially if it concerns Kenichi in any way.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears thigh-high socks.

!Kensei Ma
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->Voiced by: Creator/IsseiFutamata (JP), Creator/VicMignogna (EN), Jorge Ramírez (LA)

A 41-year-old lecherous master of Chinese Kenpō. Kensei is a sly and perverted man, who tries to take pictures of attractive women, particularly Shigure and Miu. He often sells these pictures to Kenichi in the form of "data books", which usually turn out to be pictures of anything but the two of them. Ma seems to have a plethora of spying equipment at his disposal to aid him in such endeavors. In spite of his perverted and deceptive tendencies, he and Kenichi become quite close, forming a father-son-like bond.

Ma is a very experienced martial artist, having been trained since he was very young, and purportedly knows all martial arts indigenous to China. In spite of his size, he is very strong, able to destroy a small bridge with a single kick and to rend the flesh of Diego Carlo, a man said to possess a body hard as steel, with his bare hands. He is very agile, capable of jumping from atop one moving cars to another. Ma is also skilled in the field of medicine; he runs an acupuncture clinic and usually, along with Akisame, mends the wounds of Kenichi and the others.
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* BaldOfAwesome: He's lost his hair on the top of his head. Hence the NiceHat. Doesn't make him any less capable in combat.
%%* BadassMustache
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* ChivalrousPervert
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He acts the most goofy and affable of all the Ryōzanpaku teachers, but when the chips are down, yoi'll see just why he's called the Master of all Chinese Kenpo.
* DirtyOldMan: He's almost always taking pictures of attractive younger girls. Though he has never actually done anything to say he is unfaithful to his wife.
* HenpeckedHusband: Is terrified of his wife.
%%* IWasQuiteALooker
* MartialMedic: Runs an acupuncture clinic & knows a lot about [[HealingPotion Chinese herbalism]].
* MartialPacifist: "Why can't the world be more ero and peaceful?" He's also probably the most gentle when training Kenichi.
* NiceHat: To cover up his bald spot.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Shortest man in Ryōzanpaku, but still a master martial artist.
%%* PornStash
* SenseiForScoundrels: Is often encouraging perverted behavior in Kenichi as a form of training. Rachel Stanley considers him a genius for suggesting ways to grab attention more shamelessly.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Whenever he's sharing a scene with Shigure. They are often drawn from odd perspectives that emphasize the height difference. (Involving him pointing a camera at her butt.)
* TransliterationTrouble: Many scanlations translate his family name as "Ba," because that's how it's pronounced in Japanese, but it's supposed to be pronounced the Chinese way.

!Tochūmaru

Shigure's pet mouse. Tochūmaru is highly intelligent and a skilled fighter in his own right, able to take down (or at least intimidate) normal people.

* BadassAdorable: Tochūmaru seems to have a lot of the same skills Shigure does, just scaled down in power. At the very least, he's able to take down beings much larger than him. Shigure even says that he can handle any cat that tries to eat him.
* BigEater: Tochūmaru apparently steals food and blames it on Apachai.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Shigure, although he also sometimes helps Kenichi.
* StealthExpert: He's basically a mouse with ninja skills. Being small, Tochūmaru can easily sneak into places unnoticed, which comes in handy.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shinpaku Alliance]]

!Haruo Niijima
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->Voiced by: Creator/TakumiYamazaki (JP), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN), Rafael Pacheco (LA)

A member of the Newspaper Club who investigates everyone. Niijima dreams of eventually ruling the world and formed the Alliance for that purpose.
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* ActionSurvivor: His abilities to run, escape, gather info, use traps, use tactics ,and the ability to sense others make him just as dangerous as the other fighters.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Every time he use one of his ''Alien powers'' (don't ask).
* BadassNormal: He doesn't have ''any'' training in martial arts. Even so, he was the only one of his gang to escape Berserker and he did it through [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer sheer agility, speed,]] and the ability to slip out of his clothes without losing either of the former two.
** He also has high-class concealment and evasion techniques that match those of the martial artists. Not to mention he can keep up with most of the Disciple class martial artists in speed, while ''[[EvilLaugh cackling]]''. It's a special breathing technique.
* BizarreAlienBiology: In an omake it was suggested that his heart is hairy.
* CrazyPrepared: He has traps around the entire city and Shinpaku's base, and he seems to have a plan any time he has enough time or resources. He even [[spoiler:made a back up]] from the time he helped Akisame download Yami's database, and he is also pen-pals with [[spoiler:Inspector Honmaki's daughter, who he made a member of Shinpaku!]]
%%* DirtyCoward: ''Weaponized.''
* {{Expy}}: Pointy ears, fangs, beady eyes, big nose and Cheshire cat smile? Check. {{Jerkass}}, MagnificentBastard, and bully? Check. Specialties are information gathering, trickery, and being crazy prepared? Check. May or may not be the devil in human form? Check. Did [[Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}} Hiruma]] get a haircut or something?
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Siegfried's about the only one who genuinely likes him. Everyone else is usually blackmailed into the Shinpaku Alliance, dragged in, or just following another member.
%%* GambitRoulette: His plan [[spoiler:about exploiting the Yami data]]
* {{Gonk}}: The other characters seem to think he's an alien. The author [[strike:may]] clearly agrees with them.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Can't enter a church or shrine without being carried. Later freaks out when attacked with Vajra.
* HypocriticalHumor: Niijima hates people who spread false information. Except when it's him.
* {{Jerkass}}: More or less his defining characteristic.
%%* LargeHam
* NonActionGuy: Subverted. He's a coward through and through, but it's virtually a superpower when it comes [[SuperSpeed time to run]].
* RedBaron: "The Lord Demon"; only Siegfried calls him that.
* TheSoCalledCoward: Niijima ''is'' quite cowardly, but when you consider that he's going up against an array of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}ed individuals while he himself is physically just a normal person, it makes a bit more sense. That said, Niijima has also never failed to aid Ryouzanpaku when it's something that falls within his area of expertise, even if it's dangerous. [[spoiler: As of chapter 556, he's been part of teams that are ''directly invading enemy military bases.'' '''Twice.''' Simply because his computer skills are necessary. Niijima knows to pick only the battles he can win.]]
%%* TokenEvilTeammate
* ToxicFriendInfluence: He's constantly pushing Kenichi into doing selfish things.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Kenichi pretty much applies this trope to Niijima, who often berated Kenichi early on. But as Kenichi gains power, Niijima starts sucking up to him, and also greatly exaggerates Kenichi's accomplishments, mostly for the former's own selfish gains. He will once in a rare while, however, do some good without any real ulterior motives, such as when he tells Miu that Kenichi missed her play because he was fighting Kisara to prevent her from disrupting the play. He will sometimes also give Kenichi some warnings about threats against him or someone Kenichi may care about.

!Ikki Takeda
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->Voiced by: Creator/KazukiYao (JP), Creator/JMichaelTatum (EN), Creator/IrwinDaayan (LA)

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%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AmazonChaser: After Miu beats him up due to a (sort of) misunderstanding, he says he's fallen in love.
* BattleAura: Gets really pissed off when he realizes that [[InnocentCohabitation Kenichi and Miu are the only ones in the dojo]]. {{Lampshaded}} by Tanimoto
-->'''Tanimoto''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Hey, don't emit that aura behind me carefree boxer!!"]]
** Takeda also gets points for being the first Shinpaku to unlock his ki all on his own, without being overwhelmed by it.
* BoxingBattler: His fighting style, which contrasts with the rest of the cast that primarily uses eastern martial arts.
* CantCatchUp: He sees Kenichi's progress, seeks out a master and is soon ''almost'' on the same level.
* ConservationOfDetail: When he first appears, Takeda stands with a slightly hunched posture. This is actually foreshadowing that the injury that forced him to retire from boxing isn't with his arm, but his spine. Once Akisame fixes him, Takeda is able to stand up straighter.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After his fight with Kenichi, you can see them supporting each other on their way to Koetsuji's clinic. Saving him from a lethal fall, and [[spoiler: arranging for his paralysis cure]] no doubt endeared him to Kenichi.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He worked under Kisara, like Ukita, but he quit after [[spoiler:Kenichi helped him heal his arm and get back into boxing.]]
* ExtremityExtremist: He's a boxer after all, but he's half-again an extremist in his first appearance, see IAmNotLeftHanded.
* GreenEyedMonster: PlayedForLaughs. He gets real jealous at Kenichi and Ukita's growing popularity with girls.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Before he fights Kenichi.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: He becomes one of Kenichi's closest allies after the latter saves him from a fall during their fight, and especially [[spoiler:after Koetsuji fixes his crippled left arm.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded:
** Subverted. In his first fight with Kenichi, he starts off by saying that he'll only be using his right arm to fight, instead of using his "legendary left." [[spoiler: Turns out that this is actually because his left arm is paralyzed--or it was, until Koetsuji fixed it]].
** Later is played straight after training with James, who has him wear a harness of some sort; it appears to be made of high-tension springs. When he removes it during the D of D tournament, he lands a [[spoiler:OneHitKO on a guy from a special forces military unit]].
* LightningBruiser: Thanks largely to his training in boxing, Takeda can hit pretty hard and move fast, so long as his legs don't get attacked, or he gets {{Zerg Rush}}ed.
* OralFixation: Often, if not always, chews on a stalk of bamboo.
* PerpetualSmiler: Developed into this after his HeelFaceTurn, but remains fourth in frequency after Kajima, Agaard, and Diego, in that order.
%%* RapidFireFisticuffs
* SlipknotPonytail: Happens during his fight with Lugh at the amusement park.
%%* TheSouthpaw
* TokenGoodTeammate: When he was part of Ragnarok, he [[PetTheDog reassured his opponents who lost to him that they did their best]] and [[EvenEvilHasStandards chewed out Ukita whenever he used unfair methods to win]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Once he gets training from James Shiba he manages to almost catch up to Kenichi.
* VerbalTic: Tends to end his sentences with "~ja nai?" or "isn't it?".
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Kōzō Ukita
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->Voiced by: Creator/ToruOkawa (JP), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN), Javier Rivero (LA)

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* AndZoidberg: Poor Ukita gets ignored for laughs.
* CantCatchUp: Because [[TrainingFromHell unlike everybody else]], he trained normally. It is used for his CharacterDevelopment, though he still can't catch up.
* ChickMagnet: Not only is Kisara {{Tsundere}} for him but Freya is quite obviously crushing on him. [[spoiler: And now Shiratori is starting to show some interest in him!]]
%%* CoolShades
* DefectorFromDecadence: Same case as Takeda, Ukita leaves Ragnarok in his buddy's wake, but [[IWasJustPassingThrough he doesn't show it]] until saving him from taking a beatdown by the rest of Kisara's thugs.
* {{Determinator}}: Proves to be one in the D of D tournament, when the Shinpaku Alliance faces the Capoeira Team.
* FaceOfAThug: When we first saw him, he was positively thugly. Then ArtEvolution happened as he became less of a delinquent. The anime took cues from his later appearances and made him that way from the start.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the first examples of the series.
%%* HeroesWantRedheads
* LetsGetDangerous: He may be the weakest of the Shinpaku Alliance fighters, but [[spoiler:that does ''not'' mean he's someone to be trifled with. A Yami weapon-user finds this out the hard way when Ukita saves [[FriendToAllChildren Chikage]] by [[BarehandedBladeBlock blocking a dagger with his bare hands]] and throws him to the ground. Chikage was impressed.]]
* TheLoad: Was afraid of ending up as this, and currently is. [[spoiler: Well, until he saves Chikage from a Yami weapon-user.]]
%%* ScarsAreForever
* TookALevelinDumbass: While never a genius, he had a lot of common sense and knew when he was outmatched early on. After the tournament storyline, Ukita tends to run straightforward at opponents far stronger than himself, and he usually needs to be saved before something bad happens.
* UnskilledButStrong: And he isn't really that unskilled, he just trains normally; unlike the others, who are either prodigies or have genius masters. Events have shown that he could be an absolute ''beast'' with the right master.
* TheWorfEffect: Usually the first one down to show the strength of the newest enemy.

!Renka Ma
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->Voiced by: Creator/MikaKanai (JP), Kate Oxley (EN), Mildred Barrera (LA)

Ma Kensei's 16-year-old daughter. She came to Japan in search of her father, who she planned to take back to China. She falls in love with Kenichi.

She is able to perceive martial techniques at a level unusual for non-Master-class martial artists.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Either her outfits will sport this to begin with or a result of clothing damage.
* AscendedExtra: While important she doesn't become a regular character until about chapter 310.
%%* ActionGirl
%%* AnimeChineseGirl
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: As we are [[RunningGag frequently reminded]], Renka has the habit of chasing moving objects.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Definitely "flirtier" and more shameless than Miu.
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Miu's Betty.
* CatSmile: Which results in Miu suffering from CutenessProximity. Flat out lapses into fully cat-like behavior when Miu starts treating her like one, with her ExpressiveHair acting just like a CatGirl's ears.
** Even Kisara, who normally [[ACupAngst reacts with animosity towards well-endowed girls]], sees her as a cat and starts waving cat toys around to play with her.
* CleavageWindow: Almost all of her outfits.
%%* ClingyJealousGirl
* DemotedToExtra: Is an important character in the manga and very popular with readers. In the anime, she only appears in two episodes and is never mentioned again. Though this is because the anime ends before Renka really starts to show up.
** Then again, with the new O[=V=]A series, she may get her animated limelight after all...
* ExpressiveHair: Causing many people to refer to her as a cat.
* {{Expy}}: Of another chinese girl, Shampoo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Oddly enough Renka was called "kitty" and even has a tendency to act like a cat, possibly a reference to Shampoo's cat form. The two also compete against the lead females for the attention of the main protagonists.
* FanServicePack: The next time people see her in Chapter 309, her breasts are noticeably bigger, and unlike Miu, this was permanent.
* FightMagnet: More so than even Kenichi, though she does live in a bad part of Chinatown where the Chinese mafia operates.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Starts doing this after her FanServicePack in ch. 309.
* GreenEyes
* GenkiGirl: She is very hyper and strongwilled.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Due to being a high ranking member of a large Chinese Kenpo organization, The Phoenix Alliance, she is frequently attacked by members of other opposing organizations, like the White Tiger Black Dragon Clan and even the Chinese Mafia as well as keeping the peace in the Chinese district where she lives. This is hinted at as being Ma Kensei's way of training her.
%%* InstantCostumeChange
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The dark to Miu's light.
* MsFanservice: Just as much if not more than Miu.
* OdangoHair: Sometimes. It does lean towards HornedHairdo.
* OutrightLie: Often if it'll get Kenichi to spend time with her.
* TheRival: In Love to Miu. In fighting to Rachel.
* {{Stripperific}}: She wears...very revealing Chinese dresses.
* {{Tsundere}}: At first towards Kenichi, also towards Miu.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: While she may not look anything like Kensei now, she does look a lot like his [[{{Bishounen}} younger self]].
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair:

!Shiratori
->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/JoelMcDonald (EN)

Kisara's right hand man. [[spoiler:Is MUCH later revealed to be a woman.]]
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* AscendedExtra: Initially nothing more than an extra whom Kisara talks to, but much later on suddenly gets an increased role through the Kisara-Ukita-Freya LoveTriangle.
* BadassBystander: Despite not fighting much it's revealed Shiratori is just as good as Kisara.
%%* {{Bifauxnen}}
* EverybodyKnewAlready: All the girls are surprised to learn the guys didn't know about Shiratori.
%%* ExtremityExtremist
%%* KickChick
%%* SamusIsAGirl
%%* TheStoic

!The Valkyries

An all female weapon using group of fighters who follow Freya and whom Kisara was once a part of.
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* AmazonBrigade: All female weapon using team.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: The Metal Fan User, later revealed, thanks to {{Fanservice}}, to just be really tan.
* AttackAttackAttack: Often they will attack anyone they recognize as an enemy of Ragnarok without even bothering to look into the circumstances. This bites all of them in their asses when they decide to attack [[LadyOfWar Shigure]].
* DefeatByModesty: Often subject to this.
* {{Elite Mook}}s: A rare Good Guy version, due to them being stronger than average fighters but weaker than the main fighters. Its later revealed [[spoiler: they actually get training from a Master]].
* InformedAbility: They (including Kisara) claimed to have gotten better after their HumiliationConga from Shigure, but were all curb stomped effortlessly by Miu. Most likely because they pressed her BerserkButton.
* {{Jerkass}}es: In their first appearance, definitely. They brutally beat Kisara for fraternizing with Miu, even though she hadn't just yet planned to betray Ragnarok. Also, their beating of Kenichi was certainly ''not'' played for laughs. They seem to have dropped it for the most part after joining Shinpaku, thankfully.
* KickThemWhileTheyreDown[=/=]KickTheDog: Kisara and Kenichi both received horrible beat downs from them, and they all laughed while they did so. Also, the fan user tried to assault a kitten while it was sick, which thankfully doesn't cross the MoralEventHorizon since no one was crippled or killed.
* TheLeader: The long haired Tonfa wielder is called this, other then Freya or Niijima, she is the one who gives orders while in the field.
* OddFriendship: The team and Thor are on very friendly terms. Justified since [[spoiler: they all have the same master, Freya's grandfather, and are frequent sparing partners.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Shigure notes that they have grown stronger the second time she fights them because while their clothes are destroyed their weapons are not.
* TooDumbToLive: Sure, attacking her the first time was slightly justified since they had no idea who she was (even though Kenichi warned them to run), but the second time they try to fight Shigure around all bets are off.
* TheUnnamed: To date only one (Hibiki, the chain ball-flail user) has been named.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The
Eight Fists of Ragnarok]]

!Odin AKA Ryūto Asamiya [[spoiler:, Flow]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita (JP), Creator/JerryJewell (EN), Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (LA)

The leader of Ragnarok.
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Ragnarok]]
* BigBad: In the anime he's the last guy Kenichi fights. He's also the toughest, and it takes several episodes for Kenichi to finally defeat him.
[[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleYomi Yomi]]
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Was one of Kenichi's childhood friends.]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: After being revealed to be a part of Yami.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Not evil, but Kenichi could have easily turned into Ryuto if he met the wrong master.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe: [[spoiler: He was one of Kenichi's ChildhoodFriends.]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: He is nearsighted, but once he has seen an opponent's style and rhythm, he can predict their moves and attack with a punch that [[AlwaysAccurateAttack never misses.]]
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: He's no less dangerous a fighter while in a wheelchair, managing to trap Freya's arms in its wheels.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Rimi's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]] caused him to fall into a BerserkerRage, but afterwards he refuses to leave Rimi's body even when a brick wall is about to fall on him]]
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler: The Roar-as-One technique left him confined to a wheel chair, turned his hair white, and gave him one black-sclera'd eye.]]
* KungFuClairvoyance: Courtesy of the Inner Eye.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: His hair turned white after [[spoiler:he used Roar-As-One]].
* PrematurelyGreyHaired: As a side effect of [[spoiler:using Roar-As-One]], Ryūto's hair turned white.
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe
* ShoutOut: Ryuto has become like his [[Myth/NorseMythology mythological namesake.]] [[spoiler: He has become crippled and has aged quite a bit after using his DangerousForbiddenTechnique, which mirrors Odin hanging himself upside down on the World Tree.]]
* TheStoic: Only after his last fight with Kenichi.
** Turns out he is quietly spying on YOMI and Yami.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: [[spoiler: He can fight at full force using Sei and Dou for 30 seconds.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Used to be even nicer than Kenichi. Then martial arts turned him cold, ruthless, and power hungry.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair now.
* YinYangBomb: [[spoiler:The first to demonstrate the Roar-as-One technique, using explosive ki and contained ki together.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has purple hair. [[spoiler:Until he used Roar-As-One.]]

!Berserker AKA Shougo Kitsukawa
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->Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata (JP), Creator/RobertMcCollum (EN), Gerardo Vásquez (LA)

The Second Fist of Ragnarok. He rarely speaks and has a calm disposition. Berserker never studied martial arts; he simply has a natural talent for fighting. He is said to be the most fearsome fighter in Ragnarok. However, he is afraid to fight Odin, believing that the latter is much stronger than he is.
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%%* TheBerserker: Duh.
* BloodKnight: Becomes more so the longer he fights because he isn't used to people lasting very long against him. Only a real challenge gets him going.
* BornLucky: Able to keep up and surpass other fighters just on instinct alone, with no formal training.
** He's also just plain lucky, winning a card game after the deck was stacked against him.
* BubblegumPopping: Loves his bubblegum so much that he is often introduced bubblegum first.
%%* TheDragon: At first.
* TheGift: So naturally talented at fighting that he rose to the second in command of Ragnarok without ever having had training, relying solely on street fighting tactics.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: No formal training. No need for formal training.
* TheStoic: Most of the time, Berserker is ironically stone-faced, but whenever he gets actually excited about a battle, he shows why he has the code-name.
* TookALevelInBadass: He was already pretty badass, but [[spoiler:now he has been confirmed as one of Ogata's disciples. TrainingFromHell combined with TheGift...]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Not only is he super strong, but his natural talent for fighting far exceeds everyone else's so much that he does not need to be trained in techniques. This is emphasized when he joins YOMI, as his master works to have him turn his 'unskilled' methods into his own self-created fighting style.
* UnstoppableRage: Practically his fighting style, and thus the codename. The moment before he is defeated in the Ragnarok Arc, he is using his broken, snapped-in-the-wrong-way arm to try and land a blow on Hermit.
* VillainousRescue: During the amusement park arc, saves [[spoiler:Ryuuto and Rimi]] from a falling brick wall that was on fire… by punching it.

!Freya AKA Kaname Kugatachi
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->Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka (JP), Creator/StephanieYoung (EN), Mildred Barrera (LA)

The Third Fist of Ragnarok and a user of Kugatachi Style jōjutsu. She joined Ragnarok in order to learn techniques from Ogata.
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%%* ActionGirl
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''aname '''K'''ugatachi.
* AmazonianBeauty: The tallest, oldest, and most mature girl of the Shinpaku Alliance. And she's plenty comparable to Miu and Renka in [[BoobsofSteel other areas]] too, in addition to being the most exotic looking.
%%* BigSisterMentor: To Kisara.
* CoolBigSis: The Valkryie sees her as this.
* EekAMouse: She freaks out whenever she sees a mouse.
%%* HeelFaceTurn:
* HeroicBuild: Rare female example in the series.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Turns out she's not entirely defenseless if she doesn't have a weapon--she can simply apply weapon techniques to bare-hand fighting as needed]].
* RaisedByGrandparents: She lives with her granddad, who is senile. [[spoiler: Or so she thinks, as he's a 90+ year old, ass-kicking staff master.]]
* ScarsAreForever: Has one on her cheek, but it seems to have healed over time. For the most part.
* SimpleStaff: Which she can use to casually poke holes in stone. And depending on how she wields it, it can imitate other weapons.
%%* TheStoic

!Loki AKA Kyoichi Takame
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->Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP), Creator/TravisWillingham (EN), Christian Strempler (LA)

The Fourth Fist of Ragnarok. He uses a Karate style that involves using all the joints in the arms. Besides being a powerful fighter, he is also quite intelligent, using information about his opponents to his advantage.
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* EvilGenius: Seems to consider himself one and his position as the strategist suggests this, but he's not nearly as good as he thinks.
* GogglesDoNothing: Except hide his eyes.
* InformedAbility: He spends more time scheming and manipulating than living up to his title as the fourth fist.
* KickTheDog: Kidnapping Kenichi's little sister.
* HeelFaceTurn: Shown to be gathering information for Niijima much later.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream: He even builds a team that will comprise the new Eight Fists, himself included. In the end, though, he had about as much success as this trope's namesake. Notably, he didn't see himself as leader, but rather Berserker.

!Siegfried AKA Hibiki Kugenin
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->Voiced by: Creator/MitsuakiMadono (JP), Chris Cason (EN), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis (LA)

The Fifth Fist of Ragnarok. Niijima described him as a zombie when reporting information to Kenichi, as he had a special ability he called the 'Round Technique', or 'Canon', and it allowed him to take a hit and keep on fighting.
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* AntiVillain: Was on the side of the villains, but he never did any harm to anyone.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He travelled to Tibet to find a master, and he did--in the form of a prayer wheel.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His logic is not like our Earth logic.
* CounterAttack: His entire self created style is based around counters. Because he can read the rhythm of his opponent's attacks, Siegfried pulls back at the last second, minimizing the damage to negligible levels, and either falls down to get back up, giving the illusion he is immortal, or rolls with the attack to use the force of the opponent to hit them even harder.
* {{Determinator}}: Rivals main characters with this! Sieg, with broken ribs tried to swim across a river to help the Shinpaku in a battle.
** He also searched for three days straight with no sleep to find Despair Island and join the fight.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HotBlooded: He gets incredibly fired up about serving his "Demon Lord".
* ImplacableMan: His fighting style makes him seem like a zombie who cannot be harmed.
%%* LargeHam
* {{Leitmotif}}: The anime gives him Music/NightOnBaldMountain and [[OminousLatinChanting Dies Irae]] for leitmotifs, with his "La-La-La" in sync with the music. A lot of other classical music plays in his scenes, as well.
* LetsGetDangerous: At first you could think that he's plain crazy. After a second thought... he's still crazy. But in combat, he's one of the most powerful members of Shinpaku Alliance. Even the Ryōzanpaku Masters compliment his abilities and skill in his signature technique.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MusicalAssassin: Though not necessarily one, he will kick your ass while singing and composing.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Not concussive, but definitely powerful enough to knock you out at point-blank and destroy eardrums, with his head ''facing backwards''.
* NiceHat: Admit it, you wouldn't mind wearing that.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Siegfried's style of fighting is to ''literally'' roll with the punches; in his fights he seems to always absorb one's finishing moves with ease and he even uses these skills to survive detaching his parachute at least 5 stories off the ground by falling through tree branches and landing face-first. Even when he can't avoid the impact, [[MadeOfIron he gets up]] when he really should not.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[CrazyAwesome By spinning around in circles for 40 days non-stop.]]
* TheLancer: To Niijima. He sees himself as TheDragon, instead.
* WholeCostumeReference: His outfit resembles those of Red Mages in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.

!Hermit AKA Natsu Tanimoto[[spoiler:, Moon]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RyoHorikawa (JP), Creator/JasonLiebrecht (EN, season 1), Creator/EricVale (EN, season 2), Gabriel Gama (LA)

The Sixth Fist of Ragnarok. He learned martial arts from Sougetsu Ma, Kensei's older brother. He is the president of the drama club at Kenichi's school.
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* AfraidOfDoctors: In his past, his father married a female doctor who promised to tend to his sister's sickness. After the doctor murdered his father, Natsu discovered that the woman had never bothered to tend to the little girl, sprouting a seed for distrust in the boy.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: While [[spoiler:under Sougetsu Ma's brand of]] training, Hermit always fights someone at least slightly better than him in all aspects. He realizes that this is how Kenichi has grown so much as martial artist, since virtually all of Kenichi's fights have been with superior opponents. It doesn't stop either of them from winning.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Notably averted. Even though Kenichi was weaker when they first fought, every attack Hermit threw was fully intended to destroy his opponent and he never lets up until it's over.
* BadassLongRobe: His fighting uniform.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The Tsukkomi to Kenichi's Boke.
%%* TheComicallySerious
* CynicismCatalyst: The death of his sister inspired him to get stronger however he could, becoming quite violent in the process.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Kenichi at times seems this way towards him.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Back when he was still a member of Ragnarok, he refused to believe that Kenichi's sense of justice was anything other than a facade.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Right now he's in [[spoiler: ''both'' the [[TheMole Shinpaku Alliance]] [[ReverseMole and [=YOMI=]]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because his master is in Yami]].
%%* InTheHood
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* NobleDemon: Much like his Master, he does whatever he wants.
%%* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Kenichi.
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* PetTheDog: His attitude towards Kenichi's little sister, who reminds him of his own sister.
* SlaveToPR: He often must restrain himself from smacking Kenichi because he has to maintain his "perfectly nice guy" public image.
* TookALevelInKindness: Becomes nicer after his battle with Kenichi, though Honoka probably has more to do with this then anything else.
* TrainingFromHell: He and Kenichi have this in common. He even notes that his master seemed to enjoy bullying him during his training. A flashback shows Natsu being forced to climb across monkey bars, by his ''wrists'', with weights holding him down over bamboo spears!
** Sougetsu even makes Natsu fight against opponents that he knows are slightly superior to his disciple, so that when he wins his improvement shows more quickly.
* {{Tsundere}}: A male version. He even does the LuminescentBlush thing.
---> '''Tanimoto:''' Stupid Kenichi. [[HoYay It's not like I gave you advice because I like you or something.]] [[BlatantLies I just wanted you to disappear as soon as possible.]]
* WildCard: He considers himself on anyone's side. He is merely doing what it takes to gain more skill as a martial artist.

!Thor AKA Yūma Chiaki
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->Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi (JP), Bob Carter (EN), César Garduza (LA)

The Seventh Fist of Ragnarok. He joined Ragnarok in order to pursue his dream of making his combat-sumo style mainstream.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Not necessarily fat, but he fits the bill, being unexpectedly nimble.
* AntiVillain: He was never a bad guy and only worked with Ragnarok to further promote his dream.
* BerserkButton: Call him fat, I dare you.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* BoisterousBruiser: "FOR ALL THE BIG-MEN OF THE WORLD!!!"
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Pulled a HeelFaceTurn after Kenichi defeated him.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HotbloodedSideburns
* IGaveMyWord: He considers his promises just as important as his pride as a sumo fighter.
* LightningBruiser: Much faster than he appears, hits incredibly hard and can take some damage. And then there's his nick/codename...
%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
%%* SleevesAreForWimps
%%* StoutStrength
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chanko, a kind of stew eaten by sumo wrestlers.
* VerbalTic: In the manga he seems to be fond of saying "Dosukoi" a phrase used primarily by Sumo Wrestlers of all people. Quite fitting really given his style of fighting

!Valkyrie AKA: Kisara Nanjō
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->Vocied by: Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN), Gwendolyne Flores (LA)

The most recent member of Ragnarok to be made a Fist, transforming what had been the "Seven Fists" to the "Eight Fists". She is also noted to rely on growing during tough battles to win, and her style revolves around extremely acrobatic Taekwondo techniques, which she later combines with cat-like movements to make them even more effective.
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* ACupAngst: Her small breasts are a BerserkButton for her and the reason why she flies into a frenzy to fight Miu having never even seen her before.
%%* ActionGirl
* AnimalMotifs: After her HeelFaceTurn she has a tendency to lapse into cat-like mannerisms and often has a CatSmile and cat pupils. She even has a catlike variation of Tae Kwon Do called Nya Kwan Do.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Part of how she is able to keep up with the other fighters despite not having a Master.
* BerserkButton: Make fun of her chest, or mess with cats, or refuse to fight her because she's a girl.
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Ukita, funnily enough.
%%* CutenessProximity
* ExtremityExtremist[=/=]KickChick: Justified, as she practices Tae Kwon Do, a martial art focused on kicking, using arms for defense and preventing opponents from getting too close.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her one-legged jeans.
%%* FieryRedhead
%%* FingerlessGloves
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HellishPupils: Cat-like
* KickChick: Utilizes Tae Kwon Do, a kicking based martial art.
%%* KindheartedCatLover
%%* NiceHat
* PetTheDog: Feeding a homeless kitten in an alley. This is what changes Kenichi and Miu's opinions of her.
* PowerCopying: Despite not having a master, she is able to achieve new levels of badass by copying first Miu's movements, then a cat's. Somehow fitting, as copying the movements of animals is how many martial arts came to be--Tae Kwon Do is said to have been based on the movements of a tiger.
* ShesGotLegs: Duh. Her fighting style is based on kicks. Not to mention all of the fanservicey shots of Kisara focus primarily on her legs and prominent rear.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's a tomboyish and violent girl who adores cats.
* {{Tsundere}}

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[[folder:YOMI - Unarmed]]

!Kajima Satomi, Shadow
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* AffablyEvil: He seems quite chummy and hail-fellow-well-met for someone who is essentially the head student of a school for assassins.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: His Shinogidashi technique is of the OneHitKill variety; turning a single punch lethal.
* {{ArtisticLicenseMartialArts}}: Satomi has unmistakably performed [[Videogame/StreetFighter a Psycho Crusher]] and an [[Videogame/NinjaGaiden Izuna Drop]] during his fight with Kenichi. Somewhere out there, a Ninja-based FightingGame is missing it's main character.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: His ''Shinogidashi'' technique and variants. Judging from the effect prolonged usage of it has on his body, it might come with a slice of CastFromHitPoints.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kenichi. Like Kenichi, he's a relatively nice guy, was trained by multiple masters ([[spoiler:One being a Furinji]]) and was said to have no talent.
%%* EyepatchOfPower
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: When he was a child, he had a disease that [[YourDaysAreNumbered would not have allowed him to live beyond age 20]]. His entering the world of martial arts and subsequent TrainingFromHell changed that.
* {{Ninja}}: Not concerned with stealth, but his master is genuine ninja and his martial arts is Ninjutsu. He does make handseals though.
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: He's flustered by walking in on a naked [[spoiler:Shigure]], and reacts in the classic style: yelping, blushing, turning his back--all while apologizing profusely--and ultimately presenting his own fur-collared vest for the sake of modesty.
%%* ScarsAreForever
* {{Telepathy}}: He's adept at reading his opponents' heart; this lets him trace their lines of thought to the second and constantly beat them at strategy games. Though opponents with strong hearts like [[spoiler:Kokin and Hermit]] can block it.

!Raichi [[spoiler:Li/Spark]]
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* ACupAngst: As seen when Kisara pointed in out.
* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: She is often beaten up by her father to train her. [[spoiler:Except that he is a PapaWolf all along.]]
%%* BareYourMidriff
%%* DramaticUnmask
* DrunkenBoxing: Without getting drunk
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Or perhaps [[spoiler:romance]] instead.
%%* EnemyMine
%%* GirlishPigtails
* InnocentFlowerGirl: [[spoiler:Kenichi says she can't kill him because no one who loves flowers could kill.]]
* ShadowArchetype: To Renka. Both Chinese. Both kung fu users. Both disciples of their fathers. However the Ma family, [[BlackSheep except Sougetsu]] are very high profile in the Chinese martial arts world, while Raichi's family is dirt poor from rural China.

!Shō Kanō, Sky
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He knows multiple disciplines, but its clear he highly prefers the karate techniques of his main master. Even though he was justified in his strength, Sho is ''immensely'' arrogant and tends to call anyone other than Miu and himself bugs.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the head of YOMI [[spoiler:before his death]] and he is ridiculously tough.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* DeadlyUpgrade: He's learned how to use [[spoiler:Roar-as-One]] ''very'' effectively. This is the same technique that [[spoiler:put Ryuuto in a wheelchair]].
* EvilCounterpart: He's the evil counterpart to Kenichi.
* FatalFlaw: Even though he was hailed as having the greatest potential among YOMI, three masters disapproved of him. [[spoiler:Two of which disliking of how his fighting style had too much emotion.]]
* FeatherMotif: He has a serious obsession with wings and birds.
** It matches his nickname, Suparna, which was a mythological bird said to have gorgeous wings.
* [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten If You're So Evil Squash That Bird]]: Most of his childhood was like this. [[spoiler:At that time it seems successful, but his mentor knew that it is a failure.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He ''really'' favors spear hand techniques and attempts to stab opponents barehanded a lot.
* PosthumousCharacter
---> Why are you just lying down there...Kenichi Shirahama?
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Redeems himself by saving Miu, but dies thanks to his own actions.]]
%%* ShadowArchetype: To Kenichi.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Miu. He watched her for nearly the entire tournament arc from a distance, and even strangled her unconscious to attempt to take her to Yomi with him.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: [[spoiler:Like Miu, he is a descendant of the Kuremisago clan, a group who specifically breed to create immensely talented children for fighting and martial arts.]]
* SuperSpeed: Not like masters, but Sho is ridiculously fast for a disciple level fighter. He routinely takes people out before they can even see him move, and bullet times without much trouble.
%%* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Literally, for Miu.]]
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Radin Tidat Jihan, King
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-> Voice by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP)
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* AristocratsAreEvil: He hates commoners and revolutionists.
%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The King of Tidat must know martial arts.
%%* ChekhovsGunman
* CombatPragmatist: He goes for eye gouges, neck snaps, and attacks to the groin and vitals, as befits an art focused on killing instead of self-defense, but he goes beyond this into...
* DanceBattler: Mostly his minions, actually. Pencak Silat was often passed down and hidden through dance.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: For all his arrogance, dirty tactics, and just all around being a bastard of the prime sort, his facing an avalanche without fear while yelling "Because I'm a King!" was pretty awesome.
* FictionalCountry: Tidat. It has plenty of Malay influences.
* FightingDirty: By having his men [[spoiler:knife Kenichi while distracted]] and ordering them to [[spoiler:kill Miu while he's down]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:"If [he wasn't special], the king would just be alone."]]
* LonelyAtTheTop: As a child, even during a game where he wanted to play like everyone else, they always bowed down to him. That was when he first realised the difference between commoners and royalty.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Even after being cast aside by Silkwat, Radin still held respect for him as his mentor.]]
%%* NotQuiteDead
%%* {{Pride}}
* SmugSnake: Thanks to his RoyalBlood. [[spoiler:However...]]
** Ironic considering his nickname is Nagaraja, the Snake King.
* SuddenHumility: [[spoiler: A few weeks or months after trying to hide from his mentor Silkwat.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: He disposes of anyone who has failed him.

!Tirawit Kōkin, Flame
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Popular with girls in high school without even ''pretending'' to be nice. (Constrast this with Tanimoto's "SlaveToPR" trope!)
** An omake shows he gets a ''lot'' of love letters.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Almost scarily good at analysing people and discerning details just from looks, to the point of resembling {{Telepathy}}.
** There is also a scene where Kenichi mockingly calls him "profiler."
* CompensatingForSomething: Implies this (in a non-subtle way) about the disciples of Yami's weapon masters, simply stating: "People who swing large objects are often compensating for.... [[TeenyWeenie other short-comings...]]"
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Was revealed as such in a recent color spread.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Can't understand why Apachai seems excited to fight Agaard, but Kenichi says that its because Apachai wants to show his former BigBrotherMentor how much he has grown.]]
* HiddenDepths: Near the climax of their rematch, Kenichi asked Kokin why he fights. Kokin doesn't answer, but his eyes momentarily shift to where Agaard had fallen.
* IdenticalStranger: He looks like a [[StarWars sith]] version of Tanimoto.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even his EvilMentor had to point out to him that he should not behave like a jerk.
* KickTheDog: Tricking Kenichi into hospitalizing the school's karate club, before beating him to the brink of death.
* ManipulativeBastard: He prefers getting into his opponent's head rather than just fighting them. As mentioned above, Kokin tricked Kenichi into harming people far weaker than him to make him unsettled.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: He doesn't take his master falling to Apachai's non-lethal attack very well at all and seemed genuinely upset he seemed hurt.]]
* PetTheDog: Coupled with NotSoStoic, [[spoiler:he also laughs for the first time in his second fight with Kenichi]].
%%* TheStoic
* VillainRespect: He complimented Kenichi after being defeated by him.

!Ethan Stanley, Void
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* AntiVillain: He had nothing against Kenichi and wasn't even interested in fighting him. He only did it to save his sister.
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler:Fights Kenichi because he hears that Silkwat might teach his disgraced sister (who had recently lost her master), thus preventing her from being treated as expendable by Yami.]] They're twins, but it still applies.
* {{Expy}}: Let's see great build, a NiceGuy unless provoked, and uses {{Pressure Point}}s in combat? What we need now is a certain scar, using [[{{Kiai}} ATATATATATATA]] and a different hair style, and you have the best [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] clone.
* FaceOfAThug: Very intimidating, despite being a NiceGuy and a...
%%* GentleGiant
* LightningBruiser: Of the big and fast variety.
* PetTheDog: Protecting [[spoiler:Chikage]] from blackmail by Niijima and repaying the costs of what he broke.
** And despite being Satsujinken, all of the jobs seen taken by Ethan during his Yomi jobs, are ''protecting'' other people.
* PressurePoint: Uses them in his fighting style.
* TheQuietOne: Ethan usually keeps his silence. It takes him well over fifty chapters after entering Kenichi's school to even speak with him for the first time.
* RealMenWearPink: A ''macho'' cheerleader!
* SpotOfTea: Drinks Earl Grey, even.
%%* TheStoic

!Rachel Stanley, Steel
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* AbusiveParents: According to Rachel, [[spoiler:fighting back]] is how she got her start in martial arts.
* AttentionWhore: Has gone as far as to claim Kenichi killed someone/did something naughty to her/both at the same time to get everyone's attention.
** She gets [[BerserkButton pretty pissed off]] whenever ''anyone'' takes the "spotlight" away from her. Surprisingly, though, she doesn't seem to fit the AlphaBitch role, as one might expect. She's just as [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered as a gyroscope]].
* BigSisterInstinct: The brief flashback which highlights the AbusiveParents also shows [[spoiler:Rachel protecting Ethan]].
* BoringYetPractical: [[spoiler:Her fighting style once she gets very serious.]]
* ClothingDamage: Happens in nearly every battle. If it doesn't occur naturally, she'll make it happen.
* DefeatByModesty: Subverted. Not only does she have '''no''' modesty, but she welcomes ClothingDamage.
** Also doubly subverted in the tag team match with her mentor. [[spoiler:This not only helps her master when it happens to her by distracting Master Ma, but it also fails hard when she tries use this trope against Renka only to get her master hurt when [[PapaWolf Ma]] doesn't leer at his own daughter.]]
** Played straight in the latest arc against [[spoiler: Renka.]] She wasn't taken aback by the fact the she was ''stark naked,'' but that [[spoiler: Nijima, Thor, and the Valkyries saw her use "boring" moves in a fight, and she runs away, feeling ashamed that she failed her Master.]]
%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* ForeignFanservice: She does it on purpose. Being attractively exotic and giving the in-universe audience a nice eyeful are top priority. She doesn't have to try very hard, by most standards.
* FriendlyEnemy: Gets along pretty well with Kenichi and the others ever since Kenichi [[spoiler:attempted to help her brother rescue her]]. She seemed to be flabberghasted at Kenichi telling her he considers her a friend.
* {{Omniglot}}: In addition to Japanese she also demonstrates her knowledge of French and German. She also uses Spanish phrases here and there. Which makes sense, considering her master is Mexican. And she probably speaks English, considering she's an American.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Definitely. She has no problem exposing herself more in order to gain more attention.
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}
* WillfullyWeak: As Renka learn during the amusement park battles, [[spoiler:Rachel puts all her energy into making her moves flashy. The result of this is that whens she ''stops'' showboating her power increases significantly]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: You know all those 'moves' the adults stopped you from doing before someone got hurt or fatally embarrassed? She makes them work and makes them work well.

!Boris Ivanov, Ice
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%%* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Becomes this.]]
* ChildSoldier: He also applies this attitude to teachers at school and calls them "instructors".
%%* DefeatMeansFriendship
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:When he tries to abort the operation intended to kill all of the students on the beach camping trip, the senior lieutenant refuses to obey the order. Boris immediately stops fighting Kenichi and teams up with him instead to combat the "treacherous" soldiers, incidentally saving the students in the process.]]
* ExactWords: [[spoiler:Gets better at creatively interpreting his orders to justify what he wants to do.]]
%%* HuskyRusskie
* LawfulStupid: Orders and rules are absolute to him. More important than honoring a challenge, even.
%%* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* PerpetualFrowner: One wonders if his mom ever warned him that his face would freeze that way. His scowl remains in place even when he's diligently performing classroom chores.
** Becomes hilarious during the school sports festival, when Ono-sensei says that she's never seen Boris so happy. ''He's still scowling''.
* PunchClockVillain: Starts out as this.
* TeacherStudentRomance: His relationship with Kenichi's teacher may be this.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Even after effectively being fired as a disciple.]]

![[spoiler:Ryūto Asamiya]], Flow
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!Chikage Kushinada, Water
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%%* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable: This girl can toss people three times her size with ease. She also loves sweets and even hides a catalog of different cakes and cookies in her room away from her master.
* ChildProdigy: Of both martial arts and standard education.
%%* CreepyChild: In Yami-Mode.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Her Master has one of the fellow Fists 'recondition' Chikage to the point that she mercilessly attacks the Shinpaku Alliance members. They all like her so they don't attack but they plead with her to come to her senses. It works and she promptly switches sides.]]
* CutenessProximity: Reverts to little-girl-mode around things that normal little girls enjoy doing.
* ADayInTheLimelight: She is prominently featured in Chapter 424.
* EmotionlessGirl: At least in front of Mikumo. Or just the side ''facing'' Mikumo, which is a feat, considering said Master must have [[HellishPupils stunning peripheral vision.]]
* {{Expy}}: Might be a coincidence, but... [[Manga/BambooBlade Tamaki? Is that you?]]
** A CreepyChild with black hair, traditional Japanese clothing, and has lived their whole life thinking [[TykeBomb they have no purpose other than to do their job]] and have had to work on [[EmotionlessGirl suppressing any emotions?]] Despite this, it's still obvious to see she still has them? Throw in [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and... [[DarkMagicalGirl the other thing,]] and you have a decent clone of [[Anime/HellGirl Enma Ai.]]
* HeelRealization: Causes her to break down during the amusement park battles.
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Implied to have one.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Eating a cake with all the seriousness, eye-glints, power auras and split panels of combat.
* NoSocialSkills: Since her master puts so much emphasis on emotionlessness in martial arts and seems to have Chikage slightly brainwashed as well, she doesn't know much about normal everyday things.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Even though her personal style of jujutsu uses absolutely no strength and all technique, she's still can flip grown men on their backs.
* PressurePoint[=/=]PeoplePuppets: If she is in combat with Ukita, she rapidly and repeatedly taps his body and so spurs it to move into a block, throw, or parry, depending on how he is attacked. She does it deliberately without his knowledge and while having a book on her head the hole time.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: She's a genius martial artist and student but she didn't even know about 'cake' or even being polite.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Towards Kenichi, as a result of Kenichi's efforts to [[DefusingTheTykeBomb defuse her as a Tyke Bomb]], and towards the Katsujinken (Fist of Life/Saving) side in general; she helps them, but only because she "wants to be on the Young Detective Squad".
** Seems to be this for Ukita as well, between covertly guiding/teaching him techniques, protecting him in fights, and doing things like sitting in his lap while reading.
* SweetTooth: Exposure to sweets also temporarily dissolves her creepiness, since the Dark Side won't give her any. Even in a panel dedicated to her thoughts verging on epiphany, there are "tastes delicious" and "cake".
%%* TaremeEyes: In little-girl-mode.
* TokenMiniMoe: The youngest member of YOMI.
* TricksterMentor: She seems to be teaching Ukita the moves she makes him do while hiding her role.
%%* TsurimeEyes: In Yami-Mode.
* TykeBomb: Like all of Yomi, but not yet to the extent of the other members.
* WeakButSkilled: Kushina Style of Jujitsu -- zero strength, 100% technique.

!Rimi Kokorone, Atalanta
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* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud / SayingTooMuch: Blurts out her membership in YOMI and [[MrExposition several other key things about herself]].
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Seemingly dies after overusing Roar-As-One. However she survives thanks to Ogata stopping her Ki.]]
%%* TheDitz
%%* ElegantGothicLolita
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Miu.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She's an EvilCounterpart to Kenichi this way - Her main motivation to get stronger is so she can be a worthy girlfriend for Ryuuto.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* KnowWhenToFoldEm
%%* PerkyGoth
* ReplacementMooks: First of Ogata's new students to debut.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Wears various outfits thinking it will excite people. She seems to think in particular that any male old enough to be he father will appreciate her outfits.
* StealthExpert: No killing intent or ki to detect her with.
* SuperSpeed: Fast enough to frisk and bypass Kenichi and his friends without being detected, and initially a bit faster than Miu herself, which surprised her.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Part of her Ms. Exposition moments.
* ThirdPersonPerson: She refers to herself in third person.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After training with Ogata in the mountains, she developes Dou Ki. Now she can fight on par with Miu!]]
* TooDumbToLive: Uses Roar as One to try and defeat Miu, even though she has proof in the form of the guy she wants to impress that using that technique will more than likely cripple, or kill you.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

![[spoiler:Shougo Kitsukawa]]
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!Lugh, Submission
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He's very perceptive and was able to deduce Takeda's former shoulder injury after fighting him for a few quick exchanges.
* BastardUnderstudy: He believes Ogata hopes his disciples will one day grow strong enough to kill and replace him. He's fine with this.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: His sclera are black, while his HellishPupils are white.
* CounterAttack: His specialty is reactive martial arts and brutal joint locks.
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is blind but has perfected his remaining senses to the point that he can read people's movements from sound, vibrations in the ground, the disturbance of the air, and even from somehow sensing the firing of his opponent's nerves.
--> "I am not strong ''despite'' being blind. I am strong ''because'' I am blind."
* EyesAlwaysShut: But he looks very creepy when they are open.
%%* EvilRedhead
* HandicappedBadass: He's blind.
%%* SmugSnake
* WeHaveReserves: He is totally fine with his master's harsh training regime and its tendency to break the students that can't hold up under it, because there's always more replacements where he and they came from.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:YOMI - Armed]]

!Hyougo, Siegmarigen, Etc.
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* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Weapon-Using Guy]]
* {{Jerkass}}: They look down on their unarmed comrades for not using weapons.
%%* QuirkyMiniBossSquad
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Averted. The eight members of Shinpaku are at a serious disadvantage against, the Sixteen members of Yomi. [[spoiler:Until Yomi-Unarmed's HeelFaceTurn.]]
* MookChivalry: Averted. They have no problem with ganging up on Shinpaku.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Yami - Unarmed]]

! [[spoiler:Fake]] Saiga Furinji, [[spoiler:Senzui]]
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%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad: The main antagonist of the
[[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleYamiUnarmed Yami arc.
- Unarmed]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: He makes very short work of Hongo and James Shiba.]]
%%* FaceFramedInShadow: Until chapter 466.
* MasterOfDisguise: [[spoiler: He manages to make everyone believe to be Saiga Furinji with a clever disguise.]].

!Isshinsai "Kensei" Ogata, Flow
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* AffablyEvil: He's pretty polite one moment, then savagely killing someone the next.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Let's be honest, his philosophy would be far more in place maybe two or three centuries back, where killing enemies was more accepted.
* DeceptiveDisciple: To the Ryouzanpaku masters. The Elder recognized his sinister intentions right away, but Kensei and Akisame trained him for a while before his true nature because apparent.
* EvilMentor: Seems to be almost a hobby to him as he does it more than the other
[[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleamiArmed Yami members. He even has his eye on Kenichi.
** [[spoiler:Probably not anymore as of the most recent chapter, as he acknowledges that, [[VillainRespect for all his admiration of Kenichi's growth]], the Satsujinken and Katsujinken users have to walk different paths]].
%%* FormFittingWardrobe
%%* InTheHood
- Armed]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Despite having conducted dangerous "experiments" on his disciples, despite having killed Tanaka's wife, master, and Tanaka himself, despite having played a major role in nearly kicking off a world war... at the end of the manga, he has not received a single defeat and is still alive and well.]]
[[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleRelatives Relatives]]
* KnightOfCerebus: His appearance during the Titan Arc reveals that he [[spoiler:Killed Tanaka's wife]] shortly after killing his master, and that [[spoiler:she was pregnant with Tanaka's child.]] At the end of the Arc [[spoiler:Tanaka is killed, in front of Kenichi]] and marking the first onscreen [[spoiler:murder]] of an unambiguous good guy by a member of Yami.
* MadScientist: Sort of. He is quite open to "experimenting" on his disciples and even his peers, especially with the Dou-Sei combination technique, which destroys the mind ''and'' body of the user.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Strangely averted. Despite being a killer, he's called the Sage Fist.
* NiceGuy: Originally portrayed as one. And still, while he's certainly evil, Takeda still notes that there's an aura around him he can't bring himself to hate.
* PetTheDog: He genuinely acknowledges Kenichi's thanks to him.
--> You've grown well, boy!
** [[spoiler:While he shows no remorse killing martial artists, he carves statues, like Akisame, to cope with the fact he unknowingly killed Tanaka's unborn child.]]
** [[spoiler:He ultimately stops Rimi's body from self-destructing at the last moment and lets her and Ryuuto leave YOMI in peace.]]
* RazorSharpHand: He is capable of piercing hands with his fingers.
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred:[[spoiler: Attempts to pull this on Tanaka. It didn't work, as Ogata overpowered and killed him.]]
* TheUnfettered: Believes the truest purpose of martial arts is to destroy one's opponent, and that using martial arts to protect others is weak and dirtying its original intent.
* VillainHasAPoint: While his speech after [[spoiler: Rimi passes out]] is more to show how much he [[LackOfEmpathy only cares about his experiments in martial arts,]] he is completely right in that many martial artists often died in trying to perfect their art. [[spoiler: He saves Rimi anyway.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Actually subverted; he is more than willing to kill, but only those who are willing to kill him. He is more than willing to use people in experiments that would result in harm or death, but only if they are willing and even warns of the dangers.
* WhyCantIHateYou: A feeling many of his opponents have voiced. His love for martial arts is 100% genuine.
* WouldHitAGirl / WouldHarmAChild: Another of those things that ''should'' make him a monster, but doesn't, because it shows that he considers everyone and ''anyone'' who steps up to fight him as a WorthyOpponent, regardless of age or gender. He even handicaps himself to fight at his opponent's level.
** [[spoiler: However, when he discovered he'd killed a pregnant woman, he was not happy; the ''woman'' may have made the choice to risk her life fighting him, but the ''baby'' hadn't.]]


!Tenmon Li
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* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Severed his parental ties with his daughter when she joined Yomi. Beats her if she loses or gets out of line. [[spoiler:Except that he is actually a PapaWolf who held back because her life was spared.]]
%%* DrunkenBoxing: His style.
%%* EvilMentor: To "Spark" [[spoiler:aka Raichi]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Him and his daughter.
* ThereWasADoor: ''Headbutts'' his way through a wall to get past a locked door.

!Alexander Gaidar, Ice
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* BlackEyesOfEvil: He has black eyes and is a villain.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Which is ironic considering he is a colonel in the Russian military.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Somewhat feminine-looking, but he is still noticeably male.
* EvilCounterpart: To Akisame, right down to artistic talent.
* EvilerThanThou: He's willing to kill civilians, and not just other martial artists. And he proved it by killing a whole room of Russian politicians.
%%* EvilMentor: To Boris Ivanov.
* HairTriggerTemper: He flies into rages pretty easily, so he tries to keep his anger in check by making statues.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Ordering Kenichi's class killed, which borders on MoralEventHorizon, but thankfully the soldiers sent to do so are defeated.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He is perfectly willingly to withdraw from a fight if he needs to.
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Slim as Akisame, but we don't see whether or not he has the same kind of developed muscles as him, and he is still incredibly strong.
* PersonofMassDestruction: Destroyed an entire battalion on his own because he was in a rage. They don't call him the Fist of Destruction for nothing.
* PetTheDog: Seems to truly care for Boris. Literally the only time he has ever been shown without a focused lack of expression or face of fury, is when talking to Boris.


!Silkwat Junazard[[spoiler:, Yudis]], King
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* BadassBoast:
--> '''Silkwat''': ''So what? If you are a King, then I am a'' '''GOD'''.
* BloodKnight: So much so that he'll do whatever it takes to keep Tidat Kingdom a war-torn hellhole just so he can make good use of his martial arts ability.
%%* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CombatPragmatist: His fighting style is incredibly versatile and goes for vital hits.
** It's the only way a death match against one of the Nine should be done.
* TheDitz: Seriously, you find birds with a greater attention span than Silkwat. Also, he seems to have an embittered feud with kitchen utensils and plates.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: To the point of becoming his defining characterization. [[spoiler:In kidnapping Miu for his attempt to obtain a disciple, he gets Sakaki, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Hongo]], AND [[BadassGrandpa Hayato]] PISSED. [[PapaWolf And]] [[BigBad Saiga]].]]
%%* DiedStandingUp
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:Was bewildered that Miu tried to heal his mortal wound even in a state of mind-controlled bloodlust]].
* EvilMentor: To Radin Tidat Jihan.
** [[spoiler: He trained [[CorruptTheCutie Miu]] in silat and is the direct cause of her now being able to use Dou ki.]]
* FairWeatherMentor: Actually averted. While harsh and brutal and with low attention deficit, it shows that he was in fact a very "competent" mentor, very thorough in his teaching and no different that the Ryozanpaku kind, if a little more evil. But ''don't'' you dare to disappoint him or soil the Pencak Silat for your petty reasons or he will '''end you'''.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Helped out his country to break through the UN soldiers, but soon finds that VictoryIsBoring... and it gets worse from there.]]
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* KnightOfCerebus[[spoiler:: His arc is [[CerebusSyndrome the most serious so far]].]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: His debut has him setting off an avalanche by screaming at a mountainside.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Never shown without his stylized monster mask. [[spoiler:That is, outside his village.]]
* MindManipulation: [[spoiler:[[FakeMemories Managed]] [[EmotionBomb to do]] [[FaceMonsterTurn this]] [[BreakTheCutie to]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Miu]]]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His last name means "corpse" in Malay or Indonesian.
** His epithet, "Demon Fist God," is not the nickname of a man you want to get too close to, either. [[spoiler:Literally so as of Chapter 463--Akira Hongo reveals that Junazard [[TakeAThirdOption took a third option]] in martial arts and went down the path of "Gedou" (which literally means "path of the demon")]].
* OhCrap:
** He managed a silent one out of [[TheStoic Hongo]] by [[spoiler: posing]].
** Just by [[spoiler:destroying his mask]] we find out EXACTLY why he was able to give Hayato Furinji a difficult fight.
** [[spoiler:Chapter 475 sees him on the ''receiving'' end of several of these when [[TheDeterminator Hongo]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice systematically defeats him]]]].
* OlderThanHeLooks: Underneath his mask, his face looks way too young for a guy who [[spoiler:fought in a war 23 years ago. Perhaps he exchanges tips with Kushinada]]. His hands look strangely older and rougher, though.
* RedRightHand: His habit of swallowing bulky pieces of fruit. In one scene he is even shown biting a pineapple together with the skin.
** According to the databook, he ''only'' eats fruit.
%%* SinkOrSwimMentor
* SpiritAdvisor: He was called the Guru and apparently he served as an spiritual guide as much as a mentor to Radin... until he crossed the line. In chapter 454 it revealed that [[BadBoss he would have probably killed him regardless]].
* SurpassedTheTeacher: Jenezad actually killed his master in battle. And he praised him, calling him a perfect warrior.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: But Averting InactionSequence. It's pointed out that it's suicidal to do this in a real fight... unless you are a ''Master'', which then becomes basic etiquette in a Death Match. Hongō is just being rude.
%%* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fruit.
* VictoryIsBoring: [[spoiler:The reason he perpetuated civil war in his own nation.]]

!Diego Carlo, Steel
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* AffablyEvil: Not like Agaard, but he is one of the most friendly members of Yami.
* CatchPhrase: ''This is Diego quality!''
* DramaticUnmask: Subverted in the most common way, with a mask under the mask.
%%* EvilMentor: To Rachel Stanley.
* GracefulLoser: He believes the loser of a fight should always obey the winner.
* MaskedLuchador: He even likes to {{Lampshade}} some aspects of this trope.
%%* StepfordSmiler
%%* TheShowMustGoOn
* WagerSlave: As mentioned in his picture quote [[spoiler: he believes that the loser should always obey the winner, thus voluntary going to Big Lock.]]

!Akira Hongo, Sky
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%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* BeardOfEvil
* BerserkButton: Sakaki is the only one who had managed to ''piss him off'' by [[spoiler: wanting to impose his desires on others. As far as Hongo is concerned, "selfishness" is the greatest crime in the world]].
** He ''really'' doesn't like anyone speaking badly about Kanou, as Chapter 471 shows.
* BoringButPractical: Since his opponent is so strong and his martial art so complex, he decided to use the most basic Karate katas against him.
* CrossCounter: [[spoiler:How he and Sakaki got their respective scars]]. It's also [[spoiler: done in their last fight, Sakaki using Morote Empi Tobi Hizageri with Hongo counter elbow, knocking both of them out cold. ''[[BeyondTheImpossible Not that this has slowed their fight]]'' ]].
* CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Tells Radin Tidat Jihan that if he wants to avenge the death of Junazard, he can come challenge Hongo when he's ready]].
* {{Determinator}}: As a flashback in Chapter 474 reveals, he was this even as a young man. On one occasion, he got shot with a semi-automatic weapon while protecting a hostage, was hurt badly enough to warrant being put into surgery, and yet he left the hospital and went to win a karate tournament he'd previously been signed up for--''all while still being badly injured, bandaged and bleeding from his wounds''.
* DuelToTheDeath: His fight with Sakaki, regardless of what Sakaki might believe.
* EnemyMine: Due to the trope immediately below.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He won't lay a hand on non-combatants. Also, in Chapter 429, he refuses to fight Apachai and Shigure, the former because he's injured from his earlier fight with [[AffablyEvil Agaard]], and the latter because [[WouldNotHitAGirl she's a woman]] (despite them attacking him first) [[spoiler: which was only an excuse since they were already severely damaged and he was in front of his disciple's resting place]].
** [[spoiler: He was absolutely pissed when Silkwat tricked him into attacking Kenichi while he was unconscious. If he hadn't pulled himself out of the attack at the last second, it ''would'' have killed the boy. To follow that up, Silkwat kidnapped Miu when she tried to avenge Kenichi by attacking Hongo. Sakaki, Hongo, and [[BadassGrandpa ELDER]], are going after the man with a vengeance]].
** [[spoiler: While he follows the path of Satsujinken, he would never follow the path of Gedou]].
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Averted. Right up to the present day, [[spoiler: the memory of Suzuki Hayime haunts him and Sakaki, motivating them to fight to the bitter end]].
* GenreSavvy: Upon being defeated by Hongo, [[spoiler:Junazard]] asks to see the face of the man who bested him up close...but Hongo doesn't comply because he realizes it would give the other man ample opportunity to deliver a killing blow to him even in his crippled state. [[spoiler:Subverted when it comes out that Junazard implanted a hidden murderous suggestion in [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Miu's]] mind for just such an event...then double-subverted when Miu tries to heal Junazard's wound instead of attacking Hongo]].
** In an earlier scene, Hongo chooses to walk through the jungle to his destination [[spoiler:(Junazard's castle, in a strike attack [[EnemyMine alongside Ryozanpaku]])]] instead of taking a helicopter because he knows the chopper's engine and rotor-blade noise will betray his movements.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: He is a consummate Sei fighter who uses palm strikes (typically non-killing techniques) to skewer his enemies as if his hands are lances.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Several of his techniques rely on him using stabbing arm-thrusts to deal damage this way. [[spoiler:It's also how he defeats Junazard]].
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: The entry to YAMI was to kill the other participants, [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne since there could be only one]]. Played straight with Sakaki, who refused to kill no matter what and was sickened by the challenge [[spoiler: but subverted with Suzuki, who wanted to die ''in exactly that way'']]. Sakaki was not amused.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As revealed in [[PetTheDog a flashback]] about Shou Kanou at the end of the D of D tournament arc.
%%* NobleDemon
* PetTheDog: Kenichi earns a small degree of his respect in Chapter 429 for defending Shou Kanou's [[RedemptionEqualsDeath earlier sacrifice to save Miu]] in the D of D tournament.
** He will murder anybody who stands in his way without hesitation, [[spoiler: but after the death of his disciple, whom he truly loved, he refuses to let any disciple die on his watch]].
** [[spoiler:In Chapter 463, he advises Sakaki to go support Kenichi because, to quote him: "I don't want any more disciples to lose their lives."]].
* PointyEars: He is the only other character to sport this particular inhuman feature along with Niijima [[spoiler: and the archer of the armed division, who has parallel twin pupils]].
* PowerOfTheGodHand: Akira Hongo of YAMI's One Shadow Nine Fists is known as God Fist.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Technically is not this. It only looks like this because they attack so unbelievably fast as to exchange dozens of techniques in a matter of second.
* RazorSharpHand: He is capable of piercing chests with his hands.
* RivalTurnedEvil: [[spoiler:To Sakaki, judging from Chapter 429]].
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Sakaki in Chapter 443 and vice-versa.]]
%%* SinisterShades
%%* TheSlowWalk: Up a wall, even.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler: This seems to be the attitude Sakaki and Akira have towards one another]].
* TranquilFury: When taunted about his disciple's death, he doesn't go berserk, he just gets FASTER and starts going for the kill strikes more often.
* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:Saves Miu and Kenichi from the leader of Yami's chivalrious order and teams up with Sakaki and Hayato against Silkwat. He does it again in Chapter 570, this time saving Nijima from Saiga]].
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: He and the other Nine Fists either loathe or just don't care about each other. When trying to fight the Ryozanpakou masters at the same time [[spoiler: with the exception of Shigure]], they were more ready to kill each other than the enemy.
* WouldNotHitAGirl: Averted. While during the brief skirmish with Shigure (one-sided on her part) in Chapter 429, this was his reason, but he didn't hesitate to crush the leader of the chivalrous team for [[spoiler: nearly killing both Miu and Kenichi]].

!Mikumo Kushinada, Water
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Possibly because her breasts are so big that they prevent her robe from closing.
* DatingCatwoman: It's implied that she and the Elder were once involved. However, the Elder claims her recollection of their last meeting is misleading, since they only fought together once before parting for decades.
** [[spoiler:In one of small panels during the last volumes, she meets up with the Elder at a cafe because of a bet they made years ago and she dresses up in a suit for their 'date'. Despite their very opposite ideologies, they are capable of being cordial to each other.]]
* EvilMentor: To Chikage Kushinada. To the point that she had her brainwashed to end her conflicted state of mind with wanting to please her master and being with the Shinpaku Alliance.
* FlashStep: She is fast, even by Ryouzanpaku's standards. She can create semi-solid ''speed-clones'' and use them in combat against both Shigure and Sakaki while picking up Chikage from a different rooftop.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Some dialogue from Senzui implies that Mikumo was the one who ultimately started pushing him towards the Eternal Sunset plan.]]
* HellishPupils: Of the horizontal variety.
* KiAttack: Probably the most direct and blatant example in the series. In chapter 578, [[spoiler: she creates a giant double composed from her ki that is visible from ''miles'' away and uses it to attack.]]
* LadyOfWar: Uses a very elegant and efficient Aikijutsu-like style of fighting.
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler:Chapter 484 hints that she may have been [[ManBehindTheMan the one who pushed Junazard to kidnap and brainwash Miu]]. She is also the driving force behind the 'Eternal Sunset']].
* OlderThanSheLooks: Seems to be about as old as Hayato, but according to [[BrickJoke Silkwat]], Kushinada Style slows the aging process to the point that she's physically 20.
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* PsychoticSmirk: She usually has an emotionless or frowned face, but when she (rarily) uses this trope, she looks ''very'' scary.
%%* RapunzelHair
* ShipperOnDeck: Amusingly seems to ship herself and the Elder. In one fourth-wall straining scene, she makes a suggestive comment only for the Elder to dismiss it in such a way to suggest that she was deliberately misleading the readers.
-->Mikumo: "...Even though we once felt the hot fires blazing between us."
-->Hayato: "Stop saying misleading things. The things that were burning were forts and tanks!"
* StatuesqueStunner: She's tall enough to make Sakaki look short and Chikage look like a baby and shapely enough to make Shigure look underdeveloped. Sakaki is about two meters tall and Shigure has melons the size of ''actual'' melons.
%%* TheStoic
* WeakButSkilled: Apparently Kushinada Style involves 0% strength and 100% skill.
** And she somehow is able to hit someone hard enough ''[[InformedAbility to pound them several feet into solid earth]].'' Unless she supplements speed for power, which is [[LightningBruiser another trope]].

!Agaard Jum Sai, Flame
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* AffablyEvil: Literally hasn't stopped smiling since his introduction, enjoys spreading random encouragements and praise around anyone nearby, and seems like a generally nice guy except for the whole 'Yami' thing.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: His disciple Kokin has implied Agaard is ''far'' scarier than he seems. He probably isn't called the Demon Emperor of Underground Muay Thai for nothing.
* BigBrotherMentor: [[spoiler: Used to be this to be this to Apachai. Still is, in a way.]]
* DarkSkinnedRedHead: Was revealed as such in a color spread.
%%* EvilMentor: To Tirawit Kōkin
* EvilRedHead: Not evil, but on the side of the antagonists.
* FriendToAllChildren: Taught children the martial arts back in Thailand, and was quite popular with them. Apachai might even have picked it up from him.
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite being Apachai's lifelong rival and EvilCounterpart, he seems to have nothing but respect and admiration for Apachai and his skill, and even expressed genuine remorse at the thought of killing him. Confessing this has been pretty much the only time Agaard has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness stopped smiling.]]
* HellishPupils: Upon close inspection seem to be the kanji for fire. Huh...
* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Anti Villain]]: People are drawn to him. Even rival Yami members feel an instinctive force that compels them to obey him because of his huge charismatic aura. And he does it unintentionally.
* PerpetualSmiler: To rival Laughing Fist Diego.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: When he saw Kenichi win against Koukin, he congratulated Kenichi on the win and told Koukin there was no shame in his losing to such a skilled opponent.]] [[spoiler: Gets another next chapter when he assists Kenichi with directions when the Weapons Master he faced tries to kill him.]]
* PyrrhicVictory: Caused one in a FlashBack, he [[spoiler:deliberately lost the title to a challenger only for the said challenger [[CasualtyInTheRing to die in the middle of the ring after his victory]].]]
* RazorSharpHand: Punches [[spoiler:Apachai]] through the chest.
%%* StepfordSmiler: a milder variant.
* YouAreAlreadyDead: Pulled this in his youth in a rigged underground fight where Agaard needed to lose or else Apachai would be taken away to the opponent's gym. Agaard "lost," and his opponent dropped dead about twenty seconds later.

!Sehrul Rahman, Void
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%%* BadassGrandpa
* BeardOfEvil: Turns out to be a weakness. Sakaki grabs him by the beard during their [[MakesSenseinContext fight in the helicopter]] and begins bouncing him off of the roof, floor and walls.
* BerserkButton: Using someone as a human shield or a blackmail tool, even if said person is an enemy prisoner; for him, that dishonors the way of the Satsujinken. [[spoiler:Mikumo got on the wrong end of a palm-attack from him for threatening to kill Shigure in an attempt to make the Ryuzanpakou fighters surrender]].
* CoolOldGuy: He's a pretty gentle guy when not fighting. He had no desire to pit his disciple against Kenichi, stopped Chikage from harming herself as punishment for failing her mission, and even wanted to take Rachel under his protection to keep her safe from Jenezad.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: He has no problem with killing his opponents or even the horrors that Yami's plan would unleash upon the world. But threatening to kill a prisoner in order to stop one's opponents is taking things too far.]]
%%* EvilMentor: To Ethan.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His screams can induce crippling fear.
* PressurePoint: Uses this to highly lethal effect.
%%* ProphetEyes
%%* TheStoic
* TouchOfDeath: Through the use of [[PressurePoint pressure points]].

!Sougetsu Ma[[spoiler:, Moon]]
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* TheAlcoholic: Always carrying a gourd of someone alcoholic drink, though he is never seen drunk.
** Hermit even said his tuition fee was cases of expensive drinks.
* TheAloner: He left China because he felt there was never any place for him there.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* CainAndAbel: Kensei's older brother. [[spoiler:But when one of his allies demands he seal the deal by finishing off Kensei personally, he attacks his "ally" instead and fights alongside his brother.]]
* EvilMentor: Hermit claims Sougetsu is a hard master who enjoyed bullying him during training. However, the two have been shown to get along fairly well on panel.
%%* EvilUncle: To Renka
* NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast: He's known as the Fierce Fist God.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Believed to have died in a fire, though some people do question it, and sure enough he turns out to be alive.
* SiblingYinYang: He and Kensei share being two of China's best fighters, but that's about it. Kensei is short and toned, Sougetsu is huge and muscular. Kensei is charismatic and fun, Sougetsu is a loner and scary. Kensei uses martial arts to protect, Sougetsu uses them to destroy.
%%* WildCard

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yami - Armed]]

!!Ganosuke Yokiou, Second Hades
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Ganosuke Yokiou is the head of the Hachiou Executioner Blade and by extension the leader of Yami's Armed Division.
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* BadassGrandpa: Just like the Elder.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: On par with the Elder.
* DualWielding: Wields twin katanas.
* EvilCounterpart: A pretty blatant one to the Elder.
%%* EvilOldFolks
* FaceFramedInShadow: His face is never shown and is always covered by shadows.
%%* OldMaster
* WorldsStrongestMan: Has the exact same reputation as the Elder.

!!Rin Tachibana
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Rin Tachibana is a member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami, the older half brother of Kiyoi Kidou, and the "disciple brother" of Shigure Kosaka.
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* BlackKnight: A Samurai version.
* BladeOnAStick: Favors spears as his main weapon.
%%* CharlesAtlasSuperpower

!!Michael Schtilvay
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The scythe wielding member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami.
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%%* AxCrazy
* {{Expy}}: [[{{Manga/Naruto}} Hidan?]] Is that you?
%%* SinisterScythe

!!Mildred Lawrence
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The bow wielding member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami.
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* AmazonianBeauty: The most muscular female in the series.
%%* ArcherArchetype
* DefeatByModesty: From Kensei Ma.
%%* GlassCannon
* RedRightHand: Her double pupiled eyes.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She goes into combat with not much more than a bra and thong.

!!Edeltraft Vonschira
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The sword wielding member of the Hachiou Executioner Blade of Yami.
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* IceCreamKoan: His way of speaking. To the absolute befuddlement of everyone he speaks to.
%%* MasterSwordsman
* TheStoic: His facial expression never changes...[[spoiler:until [[NotSoStoic Sougetsu struck him across the face.]]]]
* YouFightLikeACow: When he engages Akisame in combat the two exchange cryptic poetic verses to each other. At first it seems like Akisame understands him...but then reveals that he can't and was just talking nonsense.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Relatives]]

!Kenichi's Parents (Mototsugu Shirahama and Saori Shirahama)
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->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeGori (Mototsugu Shirahama, JP), Creator/AiOrikasa (Saori Shirahama, JP), Creator/JohnSwasey (Mototsugu Shirahama, EN), Creator/CynthiaCranz (Saori Shirahama, EN), José Luis Orozco (Mototsugu Shirahama, LA), Laura Ayala (Saori Shirahama, LA)

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* AlliterativeName: '''S'''aori '''S'''hirahama
* BadassNormal: Mototsugu presumably has no martial arts training, but is very good at using his gun.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Mototsugu, as shown when he finally gets to use his gun.
* GunTwirling[=/=]UnorthodoxReload: Mototsugu reloads a Winchester rifle one-handed like this.
** [[PapaWolf While carrying]] Kenichi...and evading [[TheAce Shigure]].
* HammyHerald: Motosugu for [[ICallItVera his guns]].
-->ARISE, '''SEBASTIAN!'''
* ICallItVera: Kenichi's father calls his shotgun "Sebastian". His double barreled over-and-under shotgun, that is. He has a pump shotgun he calls "Maximillian". And a hunting rifle he calls "Rotowski".
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Mototsugu gets a pretty damned good shot off by pointing his rifle backwards, underhanded while running in the opposite direction and not looking.
* PapaWolf: Mototsugu. He'd take on all of Ryozanpaku's masters to protect Kenichi from their training, armed with only a rifle[[note]]If you don't know why this last bit's significant, the masters are capable of effortlessly destroying TANKS[[/note]]. And he does a pretty good job at it too.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Saori is often more level-headed than his father.

!Honoka Shirahama
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->Voiced by: Tomoe Sakuragawa (JP), Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN), Adriana Casas (LA)

Kenichi's younger sister, who cares for her brother greatly, often competing with Miu for his attention.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Subverted in that she doesn't annoy Kenichi as much as she does Tanimoto.
* BigBrotherWorship: She's extremely protective of Kenichi and initially suspicious of the Ryozanpaku Masters. Later on she's shown to respond nigh-instantly to his commands.
* ClingyJealousGirl: But in a very cute and adorable way. Despite her constantly getting mad at Miu, Miu always gets hit with CutenessProximity whenever Honoka is around, or "attacking" her, such as with a plastic mallet.
* HiddenDepths: While at first her ability to always beat Apachai at Go seems to be caused by Apachai's childishness, it is later discovered that even Akisame has trouble beating Apachai. We never get to see Honoka go up against the philosophical judo master, however.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Riding Apachi like a giant robot.
%%* LethalChef
* MoralityPet: To Natsu Tanimoto.
* ReplacementGoldfish: To Natsu Tanimoto, reminding him of his dead little sister.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Tanimoto's self-proclaimed keeper.
%%* TokenMiniMoe

!Sakaki's Elder Sister
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Don't know her name, so sue.
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* ActionGirl: According to Sakaki she can take care of herself.
%%* BikerBabe
* TheFaceless: Every time she is seen she is wearing a helmet.
* SupremeChef: Very good at cooking.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]

!Shinnosuke Tsuji
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%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* CantCatchUp: Despite [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], he still can't catch up with Kenichi, who ends having taken many more levels in the meantime.
%%* CombatPragmatist
%%* HeelFaceTurn
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HotBloodedSideburns
* TookALevelInBadass: Sadly it's not enough, but he still manages to land a good hit on Kenichi, even if the latter was distracted.
%%* WildHair

!Christopher Eclair
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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: [[spoiler:Saves Kenichi and Miu from a high level master class weapon user, but only because Shigure paid him with a bar of gold.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Nearly into AmbiguousGender territory.
* ExtremityExtremist: A savate master who specializes in kicks.
* HumanShield / GrievousHarmWithABody: Twirls a little girl like a staff in a fight with Sakaki and then later distracts him by throwing her brother out of the moving train car that they're on.
* LocomotiveLevel: Fights Sakaki on a crowded subway/light rail car and both revels in the fact that Sakaki can't go all out with all the potential victims and uses said InnocentBystanders against him.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Seeds one of his agents into his target's staff.]]
* MonsterSobStory: Pretends to have one, but he's lying because he's actually a...
** PsychoForHire: An assassin purely because he loves killing.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Sakaki defeated him by punching and kicking him ''through no less than 3 rooms''.

!James Shiba
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%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* BadassMustache: Competes with Akisame about it.
* BigDamnHeroes: Totally unexpected from him, but [[spoiler:he saves Nijima from Saiga]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Saiga (actually Senzui) crushes him without even trying.]]
* ExpressiveHair: Or rather, expressive mustache!
%%* EyepatchOfPower
* HandicappedBadass: One of his legs is in bracers. He can still easily knock you out with one blow.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He does everything to deny having one, but it's pretty clear that he has a hidden one.
* MeaningfulName: Since there's no "v" in Japanese, his name could also be read as [[Myth/HinduMythology Shiva, God of Destruction]].
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Subverted in that he's obsessed by revenge against the One Shadow and abandons the rest of his allies during the final battle to get it. However, he determines that the best way to get revenge against Senzui is to ensure that his plan fails by helping Nijima reach the control room to stop the missile launch.]]
%%* TheRival: To Akisame.
%%* SleevesAreForWimps

!Jennifer Grey
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%%* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal: Maybe, she is able to block a master class attack, but she's not on Sakaki's level, may be a low class Master
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Sakaki. Has once mistaken Shigure as her "competition".
* ForeignFanservice: She is an American.
* GunFu: Low level Gunslinger Master.
* GunsAkimbo: loves to duel wield with a big gun on her back
%%* TheGunslinger
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Able to fight with guns but not kill by destroying her enemies weapons
%%* LadyOfWar
%%* ReverseMole
* YouKilledMyFather: Fortuna killed her father, which is the reason she seeks revenge against him. [[spoiler:She doesn't get to kill him, but does arrest him once he is defeated by the Shinpaku Alliance.]]

!Tsutomu Tanaka
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* AlliterativeName: '''T'''sutomu '''T'''anaka
%%* BadassBystander
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Saves Ryuuto from his HeroicRROD and Kensei]]
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: He dies after having his skull crushed.]]
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Ogata killed his wife and unborn child, driving Tanaka insane.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Ogata calls him out on it. Tanaka isn't truly prepared to kill Ogata, he merely wants to die by Ogata's hands and join his family in the afterlife. He gets his wish.]]
* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:[[ItsPersonal Revenge]]. It was called out by the Ryōzanpaku Masters and conformed by the time of his death.]]
* HenpeckedHusband: Outright admits he's whipped and sees Kenichi going down the same path. [[spoiler:Then again, he's not really speaking to his wife on the phone. His pretending to be a henpecked husband, speaking on the phone to his dead pregnant wife is a coping technique for his tragedy.]]
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather Ogata killed his master/father-in-law]].]]
* KnightErrant: Tends to commit random acts of heroism in his search for revenge.
* LetsGetDangerous: He's always been looking for a chance to take revenge against [[spoiler: Ogata.]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Now his time has come.]]
* {{Mangst}}: [[spoiler:Talking on his cellphone]]
%%* {{Megane}}
%%* {{Salaryman}}
* ShotgunWedding: Married at 18 thanks to this.
%%* SpecsOfAwesome
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Niijima and Renka see Tanaka and his family leave together after Kensei killed him.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When he fought Kenichi, he's stated to be equal in power; not quite a master, but much stronger than a disciple. [[spoiler: Now, he's able to fight on par with Ogata, meaning Kenichi can't be too far behind.]]
%%* TragicHero
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:Kensei kills him with an elbow to the head in a very graphic explosion.]]

!Kei Retsumin, the Human Calamity
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Assassin for the Black Tiger White Dragon Alliance
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* AxCrazy: Got his nickname by calmly wiping out a whole village to avoid having to find his target's hiding place. Said to have killed more people than any plague.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fights with Pisuke, a Myna bird, in a cage on his head.
* HeadPet: Pisuke
* MoralityPet: Subverted. [[spoiler:Pisuke isn't a pet. It's there to die to serve as a warning that he's going too fast and risking his health.]]
%%* NoIAmBehindYou
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The basis of his martial art, Honshiken.
%%* RedBaron
* SpeedBlitz: His fight is hard for non-master level fighters to even ''see''.

!Suzuki Hajime
Sakaki and Hongo's friend and referee.
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* AwesomeByAnalysis: Becomes a high level fighter just by watching Hongo and Sakai fight.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Asks to be killed in a duel so as to not die a dishonorable death in a hospital.]]
%%* IllBoy
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:How Hongo kills him.]]
%%* PosthumousCharacter

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Spoiler Character]]
!Saiga Furinji
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%%* ActionDad
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigDamnHero: He rescues Kenichi and Miu ''and'' takes down multiple Master-class opponents, all while the building is burning. He really is the son of The Invincible Superman.
** Occurs again, when he saves Miu from being killed by Senzui.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Is blamed for the death of his wife due to Senzui that pretends to be him and guide Yami using Saiga appearance as a disguise.
* LightningBruiser: How fast is he, you ask? He is about to cover Miu (with a bad case of ClothingDamage) with his coat. Hostile master-class fighters appear. He lets go of the coat. Everyone in the room is instantly curbstomped. he grabs the coat again. ''The coat hasn't fallen one millimeter from when he let go of it.''
* LukeIAmYourFather: Is really Miu's father.
* MartialPacifist: Used to be this. Still capable of it where necessary.
* MasterOfDisguise: Was actually John-san throughout the Captured Miu arc. To provide better context, John-san's appearance is as a short, obese man with a bumbling and jolly personality; Saiga is much taller, leaner, more muscular, much more serious, and ''he was wearing'' ''[[BadassInANiceSuit a three-piece suit]]'' ''with gauntlets and leg guards underneath the John disguise''.
** Does in again, this time as a government agent, who helps train the Shinpaku Alliance.
* PapaWolf: He didn't want to interfere in saving Miu, but ultimately Silkwat forced his hand.
%%* StealthHiBye
* ThatManIsDead: John-san never existed...he was just made up.
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After helping to save the day in the final battle, he essentially vanishes and isn't even ''mentioned'' during the final chapter.

[[/folder]]
[[Characters/KenichiTheMightiestDiscipleOthers Others]]
[[/index]]

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While the youngest master of Ryozanpaku, Shigure has repeatedly proven herself a formidable person to face. As the successor to the Kōsaka-Style, Shigure has remarkable mastery of all forms of weapon combat, earning her the title of "The Prodigy of Sword and Mistress of all Weaponry". Despite her lithe frame, she is very strong and can cut weapons made of metal to pieces using something with a dull edge, such as a spoon. She once cut a cannon off of a tank and then jammed it through its side.

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While the youngest master of Ryozanpaku, Shigure has repeatedly proven herself a formidable person to face. As the successor to the Kōsaka-Style, Shigure has remarkable mastery of all forms of weapon combat, traditional and even modern weapons, earning her the title of "The Prodigy of Sword and Mistress of all Weaponry". Despite her lithe frame, she is very strong and can cut weapons made of metal to pieces using something with a dull edge, such as a spoon. She once cut a cannon off of a tank and then jammed it through its side.



%%* TheAce
* ActionGirl: She's obviously damn capable with anything even vaguely resembling a weapon.

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%%* TheAce
* TheAce: As far as weapons are concerned, she's the best in virtually the entire world. Whereas most weapons masters are good with one particular weapon or weapons set, she's proficient enough in all the basics to pick apart ''every single'' type used against her. This includes rifles and other modern weaponry
* ActionGirl: She's obviously damn capable with anything even vaguely resembling a weapon.weapon and she's not afraid to fight.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is tall, beautiful, dark-haired and acts very calm and serious.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is tall, beautiful, dark-haired and acts very calm and serious.serious--except when she's not.



* CoolBigSis: Not by blood, but tends to act like this to Miu and Kenichi, and by extension, the Shinpaku Alliance. Case in point, after a bummed out Kenichi is 'banned' from training for a while for daring to take a Weapons Master-class opponent head-on, she has her mouse guide him into the rafters to a listening cup so he can hear what the other masters [[WellDoneSonGuy really think]] of his latest display. Cue another WhenSheSmiles moment.

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* CoolBigSis: Not by blood, but tends to act like this to Miu and Kenichi, and by extension, the Shinpaku Alliance. Case She has taught him to swim and helped him get over his fear of killing intent, which also put her in danger. Another case in point, after a bummed out Kenichi is 'banned' from training for a while for daring to take a Weapons Master-class opponent head-on, she has her mouse guide him into the rafters to a listening cup so he can hear what the other masters [[WellDoneSonGuy really think]] of his latest display. Cue another WhenSheSmiles moment.



* FullFrontalAssault: Seems perfectly relaxed fighting nude when attacked [[HotSpringsEpisode at an onsen]].

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* FullFrontalAssault: Seems perfectly relaxed fighting nude when attacked [[HotSpringsEpisode at an onsen]]. In front of her disciple no less.



* MaleGaze: Most chapter cover art that features her, as well as some shots of her in the story, are done with this in mind.

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* MaleGaze: Most chapter cover art that features her, her as well as some shots of her in the story, story are done with this in mind.



* MsFanservice: She is a beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the later chapters where she spend most of the time completly naked!.

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* MsFanservice: She is a beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts. breasts who ends up with clothing damage in a majority of her actual fights. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the middle and later chapters where she spend most of the time completly naked!.completely naked due to being captured and they don't want her using anything that she can utilize as a weapon.



* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu has wondered if Shigure sees him as more than her disciple. She has no qualms about being in a state of undress around him since he's not being perverted (on purpose). Out of all the masters, Shigure trains Kenichi the least, yet it is implied she yearns to train him, and is disappointed with Kenichi's reluctance (and fear) to use weaponry but often tries to convince him to train more.

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* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu has wondered several times if Shigure sees him as [[HotForStudent more than her disciple. disciple]]. She has no qualms about being in a state of undress around him since he's not being perverted (on purpose). Out of all the masters, Shigure trains Kenichi the least, yet it is implied purpose), and she yearns told him that she wants to train him, and is disappointed bathe with Kenichi's reluctance (and fear) him again, much to use weaponry but often tries Miu's consternation. As the story goes on, she starts acting cuter around him in an effort to convince get him to train more. with her more.



* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: She doesn't seem to mind changing clothes in front of Kenichi and doesn't even bother to lock the door to her room when she changes because the rest of the men know better. However, she is keenly aware of [[DirtyOldMan Kensei Ma's]] lechery and generally foils his attempts to peep at every turn. When [[spoiler:she's captured and stripped by Yami]], she gets angry and calls them perverts. She can and will fight in the nude if she has to.

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* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Zigzagged. She doesn't seem to mind changing clothes being naked in front of Kenichi and doesn't even bother to lock the door to her room when she changes because the rest of the men know better. However, she is keenly aware of [[DirtyOldMan Kensei Ma's]] lechery and generally foils his attempts to peep at every turn. When [[spoiler:she's captured and stripped by Yami]], she gets angry and calls them perverts. She can and will fight in the nude if she has to.



%%* StealthHiBye

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%%* StealthHiBye* StealthHiBye: Part of her ninja appeal and also part of her training.



* SugarAndIcePersonality: Icy to nearly everyone, even the other Masters. However, she's a very caring person and shows a warmer side of herself to those who are very close to her like her pet mouse Tochūmaru and eventually Kenichi.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Icy to nearly everyone, even the other Masters.Masters at the beginning. However, she's a very caring person and shows a warmer side of herself to those who are very close to her like her pet mouse Tochūmaru and eventually Kenichi.



* TheTease: In Kenichi's case. These [[http://eatmanga.com/Manga-Scan/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi-535/page-13 poses]] are proof of it.

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* TheTease: In Very much so in Kenichi's case. These She's tried to get room for the night by saying that they were a couple (it was really for saving money), taking a bath with him fully nude, and generally not caring if he sees her naked or not. Also these [[http://eatmanga.com/Manga-Scan/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi/Historys-Strongest-Disciple-Kenichi-535/page-13 poses]] are proof of it.



* WhenSheSmiles: Maybe a subversion. It's significant when she does, but unless it's meant for Kenichi, it isn't a very pretty smile.

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* WalkingArmory: She has an assortment of weapons all over her body from her sword, to her kusarigama, kunai and even needles. Her room in the dojo has more weapons and weapon types than most museums.
* WhenSheSmiles: Maybe a subversion. It's significant when she does, but unless it's meant for Kenichi, it isn't a very pretty smile. As time goes on, she smiles more often, especially if it concerns Kenichi in any way.
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* MsFanservice: In the words of a ragnarok thug "She wears a purple leotard....built like a super model..."

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* MsFanservice: In the words of a ragnarok Ragnarok thug "She wears a purple leotard....built like a super model..."



%%* UnstoppableRage:

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%%* UnstoppableRage:UnstoppableRage: A variant. Like Sakaki, she leans heavily on the Dou side, which is fiery and aggressive. Unlike Sakaki, she doesn't train in it so her control in that state is sketchy at best and she would attack anyone who came within range the first few times she went into that state. The only thing to truly throw her into a rage is meeting the man who killed her mother.



** When he learns that Shigure was captured by YAMI, he very briefly flies into a rage after he tries to calm himself but fails.



* ItsPersonal: Harming any of his TrueCompanions will anger him but when he learned that Shigure (the daughter of an old friend) had been captured by YAMI, he tries to calm himself by writing calligraphy but fails when he crushes the pen in a rage and declares that he'd make YAMI ''wish'' that he will kill them by the time it was over.



* TakeCareOfTheKids: [[spoiler:Shigure's father asks Akisame this before the latter's untimely death. He of course agrees and leaves her with the Kosaka Clan while he completed his training travels.]]



** [[spoiler:When she finds herself along with Kenichi and Miu surrounded by several Yami Weapon Masters, she holds the line so that the two can escape and is captured as a result. Kenichi is beside himself with anger at being helpless and vows to get her back.]]

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** She makes the Shinpaku Alliance members special chain armor and gauntlets tempered by her family's secret process, rending them impossibly strong and resistant to blades. She stayed up an ''entire week'' straight to do this.
** [[spoiler:When she finds herself along with Kenichi and Miu surrounded by several Yami Weapon Masters, she holds the line so that the two can escape and is captured as a result. Kenichi is beside himself with anger at being helpless and vows to get her back.]]



* DefrostingIceQueen: She's the slowest to warm up to Kenichi. Eventually she becomes his CoolBigSis and [[ShipTease it's been hinted that she's probably starting to develop a kind of crush on Kenichi]].

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* DefrostingIceQueen: She's the slowest to warm up to Kenichi. Eventually Kenichi but eventually she becomes his CoolBigSis and [[ShipTease it's been hinted that she's probably starting to develop a kind of crush on Kenichi]].



* ImplausibleFencingPowers: In chapter 412 she was seen carving shapes into a waterfall.

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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Almost anytime she pulls out her sword...or wooden spoon. In chapter 412 she was seen carving shapes into a waterfall.



* MsFanservice: She is a beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the chapters 283-285 & 387 where she spend most of the time completly naked!.

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* MsFanservice: She is a beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the later chapters 283-285 & 387 where she spend most of the time completly naked!.



* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu has wondered if Shigure sees him as more than her disciple. Out of all the masters, Shigure trains Kenichi the least, yet it is implied she yearns to train him, and is disappointed with Kenichi's reluctance (and fear) to use weaponry but often tries to convince him to train more.

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* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu has wondered if Shigure sees him as more than her disciple. She has no qualms about being in a state of undress around him since he's not being perverted (on purpose). Out of all the masters, Shigure trains Kenichi the least, yet it is implied she yearns to train him, and is disappointed with Kenichi's reluctance (and fear) to use weaponry but often tries to convince him to train more.


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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female Master-class for the Katsujin-ken and the youngest among them.
28th Sep '16 3:22:59 PM gjjones
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* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: Her Master has one of the fellow Fists 'recondition' Chikage to the point that she mercilessly attacks the Shinpaku Alliance members. They all like her so they don't attack but they plead with her to come to her senses. It works and she promptly switches sides.]]

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* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: Her BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Her Master has one of the fellow Fists 'recondition' Chikage to the point that she mercilessly attacks the Shinpaku Alliance members. They all like her so they don't attack but they plead with her to come to her senses. It works and she promptly switches sides.]]
28th Sep '16 3:17:33 PM Arakan7
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* BadassAdorable: This girl can toss people three times her size with ease.

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* BadassAdorable: This girl can toss people three times her size with ease. She also loves sweets and even hides a catalog of different cakes and cookies in her room away from her master.



* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: Her Master has one of the fellow Fists 'recondition' Chikage to the point that she mercilessly attacks the Shinpaku Alliance members. They all like her so they don't attack but they plead with her to come to her senses. It works and she promptly switches sides.]]



* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining

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* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTrainingSacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: She's a genius martial artist and student but she didn't even know about 'cake' or even being polite.



** Seems to be this for Ukita as well, between covertly guiding/teaching him techniques, and doing things like sitting in his lap while reading.

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** Seems to be this for Ukita as well, between covertly guiding/teaching him techniques, protecting him in fights, and doing things like sitting in his lap while reading.



* DatingCatwoman: It's implied that she and the Elder were once involved. [[spoiler: However, the Elder claims her recollection of their last meeting is misleading, since they only fought together once before parting for decades.]]
* EvilMentor: To Chikage Kushinada

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* DatingCatwoman: It's implied that she and the Elder were once involved. [[spoiler: However, the Elder claims her recollection of their last meeting is misleading, since they only fought together once before parting for decades.]]
decades.
** [[spoiler:In one of small panels during the last volumes, she meets up with the Elder at a cafe because of a bet they made years ago and she dresses up in a suit for their 'date'. Despite their very opposite ideologies, they are capable of being cordial to each other.]]
* EvilMentor: To Chikage KushinadaKushinada. To the point that she had her brainwashed to end her conflicted state of mind with wanting to please her master and being with the Shinpaku Alliance.



* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler:Chapter 484 hints that she may have been [[ManBehindTheMan the one who pushed Junazard to kidnap and brainwash Miu]]]].

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* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler:Chapter 484 hints that she may have been [[ManBehindTheMan the one who pushed Junazard to kidnap and brainwash Miu]]]].Miu]]. She is also the driving force behind the 'Eternal Sunset']].
24th Sep '16 10:04:13 AM nombretomado
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* BoringButPractical: Kenichi doesn't have the kind of advanced moves or styles that many of his opponents have, and while he has his awesome moments, strictly speaking he's just using the basics of martial arts. However, this is precisely the kind of martial artist BruceLee stated was the most fearsome. Eventually averted when he starts relying on Ryūsui Seikūken and Mubyoshi. Though Mubyoshi is just a combination of basic punching techniques.

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* BoringButPractical: Kenichi doesn't have the kind of advanced moves or styles that many of his opponents have, and while he has his awesome moments, strictly speaking he's just using the basics of martial arts. However, this is precisely the kind of martial artist BruceLee Creator/BruceLee stated was the most fearsome. Eventually averted when he starts relying on Ryūsui Seikūken and Mubyoshi. Though Mubyoshi is just a combination of basic punching techniques.
22nd Sep '16 1:53:09 PM Arakan7
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%%* BikerBabe



* CoolBigSis: Not by blood, but tends to act like this to Miu and Kenichi, and by extension, the Shinpaku Alliance. Case in point, after a bummed out Kenichi is 'banned' from training for a while for daring to take a Weapons Master-class opponent head-on, she has her mouse guide him into the rafters to a listening cup so he can hear what the other masters [[WellDoneSonGuy ''really'' think]] of his latest display. Cue another WhenSheSmiles moment.

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* CoolBigSis: Not by blood, but tends to act like this to Miu and Kenichi, and by extension, the Shinpaku Alliance. Case in point, after a bummed out Kenichi is 'banned' from training for a while for daring to take a Weapons Master-class opponent head-on, she has her mouse guide him into the rafters to a listening cup so he can hear what the other masters [[WellDoneSonGuy ''really'' really think]] of his latest display. Cue another WhenSheSmiles moment.moment.
** [[spoiler:When she finds herself along with Kenichi and Miu surrounded by several Yami Weapon Masters, she holds the line so that the two can escape and is captured as a result. Kenichi is beside himself with anger at being helpless and vows to get her back.]]



* DramaticEllipsis: When she... talks... it's very... SLOW.

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* DramaticEllipsis: When she... talks... talks it's very... SLOW.



%%* MaleGaze

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%%* MaleGaze* MaleGaze: Most chapter cover art that features her, as well as some shots of her in the story, are done with this in mind.



* MsFanservice: She is a tall and beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the chapters 283-285 & 387 where she spend most of the time completly naked!.

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* MsFanservice: She is a tall and beautiful young woman with a slender frame yet remarkably curvaceous-figure and well-endowed breasts. The {{Fanservice}} factor is UpToEleven in the chapters 283-285 & 387 where she spend most of the time completly naked!.



* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu once wondered if Shigure sees him as more than her disciple. Out of all the masters, Shigure trains Kenichi the least, yet it is implied she yearns to train him, and is disappointed with Kenichi's reluctance (and fear) to use weaponry but often tries to convince him to train more.

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* SexyMentor: To Kenichi. Miu once has wondered if Shigure sees him as more than her disciple. Out of all the masters, Shigure trains Kenichi the least, yet it is implied she yearns to train him, and is disappointed with Kenichi's reluctance (and fear) to use weaponry but often tries to convince him to train more.



* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: She doesn't seem to mind changing clothes in front of Kenichi and doesn't even bother to lock the door to her room when she changes. However, she is keenly aware of [[DirtyOldMan Kensei Ma's]] lechery and generally foils his attempts to peep at every turn. When [[spoiler:she's captured and stripped by Yami]], she gets angry and calls them perverts.

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* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: She doesn't seem to mind changing clothes in front of Kenichi and doesn't even bother to lock the door to her room when she changes.changes because the rest of the men know better. However, she is keenly aware of [[DirtyOldMan Kensei Ma's]] lechery and generally foils his attempts to peep at every turn. When [[spoiler:she's captured and stripped by Yami]], she gets angry and calls them perverts. She can and will fight in the nude if she has to.
4th Sep '16 1:53:20 PM ilovehirohamada
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* CovertPervert: He does buy stuff from Ma Kensei.

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* CovertPervert: He does buy stuff from Ma Kensei.



%%* MoralityChain: To Miu.



%%* NarratorAllAlong



%%* ThisLoserIsYou:
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