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The character sub-pages are split amongst those that were introduced in the original series (Tokyo Ghoul), the sequel series (Tokyo Ghoul: Re), as well as any spin-offs (Tokyo Ghoul: Jack) that are established to be in the Tokyo Ghoul universe. '''Beware of spoilers.'''

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The character sub-pages are split amongst those that were introduced in the original series (Tokyo Ghoul), the sequel series (Tokyo Ghoul: Re), as well as any spin-offs (Tokyo Ghoul: Jack) Jack, the Light Novels, and Jail) that are established to be in the Tokyo Ghoul universe. '''Beware of spoilers.'''



* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulOriginal Tokyo Ghoul]]
* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulRe Tokyo Ghoul Re]]
* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulJack Tokyo Ghoul Jack]]

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* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulOriginal Tokyo Ghoul]]
Ghoul]] - Characters introduced in the original series.
* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulRe Tokyo Ghoul Re]]
Re]] - Characters introduced or returning in the Sequel.
* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulJack Tokyo Ghoul Jack]]Jack]] - Characters appearing in the Prequel, Jack.
* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulSpinOffs Tokyo Ghoul Spin Offs]] - Characters introduced in the Light Novels and JAIL.
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The character sub-pages are split amongst those that were introduced in the original series (Tokyo Ghoul), the sequel series (Tokyo Ghoul: Re), as well as any spin-offs (Tokyo Ghoul: Jack) that are established to be in the Tokyo Ghoul universe.

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The character sub-pages are split amongst those that were introduced in the original series (Tokyo Ghoul), the sequel series (Tokyo Ghoul: Re), as well as any spin-offs (Tokyo Ghoul: Jack) that are established to be in the Tokyo Ghoul universe.
universe. '''Beware of spoilers.'''
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!Tokyo Ghoul: Jack
Characters appearing in the prequel SpinOff.

[[folder: Tokyo Ghoul:Jack]]

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!!Taishi Fura
[[quoteright:191:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taishifurateen_287.png]]
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taishifuraadult_9955.png]]

The protagonist of the side story Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, along with Arima. He is a reckless and wild teenager, and becomes involved in hunting down the Ghoul "Lantern" after it kills his friends. As an adult, he is a Rank 1 Investigator and married his sweetheart from high school.

* AttackAttackAttack: As a high schooler, he doesn't have any of Arima's fighting abilities or experience so his mode of attack is to take something blunt and bash some ghouls.
* ActionDuo: He survives a ghoul encounter twice and ends up becoming Arima's ghoul hunting partner in high school.
* ActionSurvivor: He starts out as an average high school student until he sees his two childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul (one even dies). He gets rescued by Arima and ends up teaming up with him to hunt down ghouls. Despite having much less experience than Arima, he ends up getting better at ghoul hunting and later joins the CCG.
* BookDumb: He was not an especially motivated student and had a hard time studying. It was also noted that he skipped class a lot.
* DelinquentHair: Tokyo Ghoul: Jack shows his hair as being orange colored but in Tokyo Ghoul we see that his hair is black. It seems he probably had dyed hair as a teen, which goes with his somewhat delinquent personality.
* FormerTeenRebel: In ''Jack'', he is a hot-blooded delinquent. As an adult, however, he's a straight-laced Investigator.
* HappilyMarried: In the present time, he seems to be happily married to Aki and has a family with her.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's a background character in the main series, but the protagonist alongside Arima in the side story, ''Jack''.
* {{Hotblooded}}: It's what got him into trouble with teachers all the time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When introduced in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack he seems like a lazy student with a bad attitude. He also immediately gets off on the wrong foot with Arima. However, he honestly cares a lot about his childhood friends and can be a good guy when he wants to be.
* LeeroyJenkins: His hotblooded nature means that he doesn't always think things through.
* OddFriendship: With Arima of all people. They were classmates in high school and ended up bonding over ghoul hunting despite having clashing personalities.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was this at first in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, albeit kind of a slacker and not that great of a student. His normal life gets disrupted once his childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul and he meets Arima.
* SympathyForTheDevil: He expresses sympathy for Lantern -- and all Ghouls, really -- because they can never be human, no matter what they do or how hard they struggle.

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!!Lantern
[[quoteright:197:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lanternghoul_5859.png]]

The primary antagonist, a mysterious Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern helmet.

* ArchEnemy: To Taishi, after killing his friends and wounding Aki.
* BadassLongcoat: Part of Lantern's disguise while hunting is a large trenchcoat, which [[spoiler: helps disguise her age and gender]].
* BigBad: The primary target being hunted by Arima, and sought by Taishi for revenge.
* BloodBath: [[spoiler: She reveals that she bathed in human blood to cover up her scent, so other Ghouls would think she was human]].
* CoolMask: .....not really cool, but there's something creepy about a murderous Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern as a mask.
* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: She tricks another Ghoul into attacking her, all to get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: She soaks herself in human blood prior to visiting a Salon she knows is run by a Ghoul, in order to trick his sense of smell. She then uses him to get close to Arima and Fura]].
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: She killed Fura's friends because they were too noisy at school, and annoyed her]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Ultimately, she just wanted to be a normal girl attending High School like everyone else]].
* MotiveRant: Gives one to Arima and Taishi.
* RedBaron: Dubbed "Lantern" by the media, thanks to their Halloween-themed outfit.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Actually an attractive High School girl]].
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Minami Uruka]].

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!!Minami Uruka
[[quoteright:168:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minamitokyoghouljack_9102.png]]

Class Representative and classmate to Taishi and Arima. She becomes involved in their investigations after their rescue her from a Ghoul.

* AmateurSleuth: She eagerly throws herself into helping Arima and Taishi, and proves exceptional at information gathering.
* ClassRepresentative: She is their class rep, even though she's a transfer student.
* DamselInDistress: She is rescued by Arima and Taishi, after Katou targets her.
* HeroWorship: She describes Arima as being "like a knight", and expresses interest in him.
* LoveTriangle: Taishi notes that he started coming to school regularly after she transferred in, and clearly has an interest in her. On the other hand, she seems to only have eyes for Arima.
* NewTransferStudent: Taishi recalls when she suddenly transferred to their school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She is extremely beautiful, and her black hair is the reason Katou targeted her.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is not only a Ghoul, but actually Lantern's true identity]].

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!!Aki Sasada
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/akieyepatchtokyoghoul_4315.png]]

A high school delinquent, and friend of Taishi. She is seriously injured by Lantern, but survives the attack. Eventually, she becomes Taishi's wife.

* TheAtoner: She feels that Lantern's attack is punishment for being a delinquent, and decides to reform.
* DamselInDistress: Rescued by Arima and Taishi, when Lantern attacks her.
* EyeScream: She loses her eye to Lantern.
* HappilyMarried: By the time of the main series, she has become Taishi's wife.
* JapaneseDelinquents: She is a troublemaker, and enjoys riding around on motorcycles with her friends.
* LoveInterest: To Taishi, who she eventually marries.
* SecondLove: Taishi becomes this to her, after her boyfriend is killed by Lantern.
* SoleSurvivor: The only member of Taishi's group to survive being attacked by Lantern.
* SurvivorsGuilt: She struggles with feels of guilt, after losing her friends to Lantern.

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!!Katou Sumiharu
[[quoteright:193:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/creepyhairstylistghoul_1622.png]]

A 22-year old Ghoul that owns a hair salon. He is obsessed with his clients' hair, and enjoys targeting beautiful women.

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He comes across as very kind and supportive, but in truth he is not only a sadist but utterly ''creepy''.
* ChattyHairdresser: In his human persona, he chats amiably with his clients and seems very kind.
* CrazyConsumption: He eats the clippings of his clients, and clearly enjoys it a little ''too'' much.
* {{Fetish}}: He has a rather creepy thing for his clients' hair, secretly eating the clippings while fantasizing about the owners.
* FragileSpeedster: He is an Ukaku-type, with a focus on speed over endurance or strength.
* {{Sadist}}: He fantasizes about tearing out of the hair of his clients, follicle by follicle and then scalping them.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Minami, who he has been planning to eat for several months.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Minami tricks him into attacking her, so that she can get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* WingedHumanoid: His kagune resembles a pair of wings.

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!Tokyo Ghoul: Jack
Characters appearing in the prequel SpinOff.

[[folder: Tokyo Ghoul:Jack]]

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!!Taishi Fura
[[quoteright:191:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taishifurateen_287.png]]
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taishifuraadult_9955.png]]

The protagonist of the side story Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, along with Arima. He is a reckless and wild teenager, and becomes involved in hunting down the Ghoul "Lantern" after it kills his friends. As an adult, he is a Rank 1 Investigator and married his sweetheart from high school.

* AttackAttackAttack: As a high schooler, he doesn't have any of Arima's fighting abilities or experience so his mode of attack is to take something blunt and bash some ghouls.
* ActionDuo: He survives a ghoul encounter twice and ends up becoming Arima's ghoul hunting partner in high school.
* ActionSurvivor: He starts out as an average high school student until he sees his two childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul (one even dies). He gets rescued by Arima and ends up teaming up with him to hunt down ghouls. Despite having much less experience than Arima, he ends up getting better at ghoul hunting and later joins the CCG.
* BookDumb: He was not an especially motivated student and had a hard time studying. It was also noted that he skipped class a lot.
* DelinquentHair: Tokyo Ghoul: Jack shows his hair as being orange colored but in Tokyo Ghoul we see that his hair is black. It seems he probably had dyed hair as a teen, which goes with his somewhat delinquent personality.
* FormerTeenRebel: In ''Jack'', he is a hot-blooded delinquent. As an adult, however, he's a straight-laced Investigator.
* HappilyMarried: In the present time, he seems to be happily married to Aki and has a family with her.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's a background character in the main series, but the protagonist alongside Arima in the side story, ''Jack''.
* {{Hotblooded}}: It's what got him into trouble with teachers all the time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When introduced in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack he seems like a lazy student with a bad attitude. He also immediately gets off on the wrong foot with Arima. However, he honestly cares a lot about his childhood friends and can be a good guy when he wants to be.
* LeeroyJenkins: His hotblooded nature means that he doesn't always think things through.
* OddFriendship: With Arima of all people. They were classmates in high school and ended up bonding over ghoul hunting despite having clashing personalities.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was this at first in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, albeit kind of a slacker and not that great of a student. His normal life gets disrupted once his childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul and he meets Arima.
* SympathyForTheDevil: He expresses sympathy for Lantern -- and all Ghouls, really -- because they can never be human, no matter what they do or how hard they struggle.

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!!Lantern
[[quoteright:197:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lanternghoul_5859.png]]

The primary antagonist, a mysterious Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern helmet.

* ArchEnemy: To Taishi, after killing his friends and wounding Aki.
* BadassLongcoat: Part of Lantern's disguise while hunting is a large trenchcoat, which [[spoiler: helps disguise her age and gender]].
* BigBad: The primary target being hunted by Arima, and sought by Taishi for revenge.
* BloodBath: [[spoiler: She reveals that she bathed in human blood to cover up her scent, so other Ghouls would think she was human]].
* CoolMask: .....not really cool, but there's something creepy about a murderous Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern as a mask.
* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: She tricks another Ghoul into attacking her, all to get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: She soaks herself in human blood prior to visiting a Salon she knows is run by a Ghoul, in order to trick his sense of smell. She then uses him to get close to Arima and Fura]].
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: She killed Fura's friends because they were too noisy at school, and annoyed her]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Ultimately, she just wanted to be a normal girl attending High School like everyone else]].
* MotiveRant: Gives one to Arima and Taishi.
* RedBaron: Dubbed "Lantern" by the media, thanks to their Halloween-themed outfit.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Actually an attractive High School girl]].
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Minami Uruka]].

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!!Minami Uruka
[[quoteright:168:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minamitokyoghouljack_9102.png]]

Class Representative and classmate to Taishi and Arima. She becomes involved in their investigations after their rescue her from a Ghoul.

* AmateurSleuth: She eagerly throws herself into helping Arima and Taishi, and proves exceptional at information gathering.
* ClassRepresentative: She is their class rep, even though she's a transfer student.
* DamselInDistress: She is rescued by Arima and Taishi, after Katou targets her.
* HeroWorship: She describes Arima as being "like a knight", and expresses interest in him.
* LoveTriangle: Taishi notes that he started coming to school regularly after she transferred in, and clearly has an interest in her. On the other hand, she seems to only have eyes for Arima.
* NewTransferStudent: Taishi recalls when she suddenly transferred to their school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She is extremely beautiful, and her black hair is the reason Katou targeted her.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is not only a Ghoul, but actually Lantern's true identity]].

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!!Aki Sasada
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/akieyepatchtokyoghoul_4315.png]]

A high school delinquent, and friend of Taishi. She is seriously injured by Lantern, but survives the attack. Eventually, she becomes Taishi's wife.

* TheAtoner: She feels that Lantern's attack is punishment for being a delinquent, and decides to reform.
* DamselInDistress: Rescued by Arima and Taishi, when Lantern attacks her.
* EyeScream: She loses her eye to Lantern.
* HappilyMarried: By the time of the main series, she has become Taishi's wife.
* JapaneseDelinquents: She is a troublemaker, and enjoys riding around on motorcycles with her friends.
* LoveInterest: To Taishi, who she eventually marries.
* SecondLove: Taishi becomes this to her, after her boyfriend is killed by Lantern.
* SoleSurvivor: The only member of Taishi's group to survive being attacked by Lantern.
* SurvivorsGuilt: She struggles with feels of guilt, after losing her friends to Lantern.

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!!Katou Sumiharu
[[quoteright:193:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/creepyhairstylistghoul_1622.png]]

A 22-year old Ghoul that owns a hair salon. He is obsessed with his clients' hair, and enjoys targeting beautiful women.

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He comes across as very kind and supportive, but in truth he is not only a sadist but utterly ''creepy''.
* ChattyHairdresser: In his human persona, he chats amiably with his clients and seems very kind.
* CrazyConsumption: He eats the clippings of his clients, and clearly enjoys it a little ''too'' much.
* {{Fetish}}: He has a rather creepy thing for his clients' hair, secretly eating the clippings while fantasizing about the owners.
* FragileSpeedster: He is an Ukaku-type, with a focus on speed over endurance or strength.
* {{Sadist}}: He fantasizes about tearing out of the hair of his clients, follicle by follicle and then scalping them.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Minami, who he has been planning to eat for several months.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Minami tricks him into attacking her, so that she can get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* WingedHumanoid: His kagune resembles a pair of wings.

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!Tokyo Ghoul:re

Characters introduced in the sequel.

!!CCG

!!!Quinix Team

[[folder:Haise Sasaki]]
[[quoteright:145:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/haisesasakitokyoghoulre_7299.png]]

A 22-year old Rank 1 Ghoul Investigator and protege of Arima Kishou. He is the leader of Quinix, and like his subordinates, is an artificial Ghoul-Human Hybrid. His kind personality causes him difficulty in reigning in his team, and his reputation among his fellow Investigators is poor as a result.

* TheAce: Akira refers to him as "The Ace of the Mado group".
* {{Adorkable}}: He can be adorably awkward on occasion.
** When his superior tells him to aim for the sky, he asks for a goodbye hug to conclude his HurricaneOfPuns.
** He makes many cute, awkward expressions whenever lamenting how lame he is acting.
** He has a poster of bananas in his room, of all things.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Akira mentions that he's "an existence" that other Investigators look down on, tolerated less than the Quinix.
* BadassBookworm: He's a high-ranked Investigator, and seems to be very fond of books.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Implied. Akira mentions that his team has never actually seen him fight seriously, with his full strength. She warns Urie and Shirazu against becoming like him.
* BlackSheep: He's looked down on by his peers in CCG, to the point of being humiliated in front of a subordinate.
* BladeOnAStick: His Quinque is essentially a spear, and heavily resembles one used by Arima years ago.
* ByTheBookCop: When his subordinates ignore protocol, he attempts to quote Article 13 at them. They immediately brush him off.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: He consults Donato, getting valuable insight in the investigation of Torso.
* ContinuityNod: He first met Akira in a graveyard, while she was visiting a grave and discussing her new partner. This is the same way that Akira and Amon once met.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Boxer briefs with the word "Energy" printed on them. Stolen by Urie and given to Chie as a present for her "model".
* GrayEyes: Hinting at both his role as a mentor to the other hybrids, and his innocent nature.
* HalfHumanHybrid: He is a Ghoul-Human Hybrid in the service of CCG.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He definitely feels overwhelmed by his assignment, and difficulty keeping his team in line, something he readily admits to.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, he is a high-ranked Ghoul Investigator.
* HurricaneOfPuns: He's extremely fond of word play and silly puns.
* ImAHumanitarian: Implied. It's mentioned that he cannot eat human food like his subordinates, suggesting he probably has to live off flesh.
* MeaningfulName: "Haise" means "Ash" and can also be pronounced as "Grey", the color of his hair. His family name can be translated as "assistant", a nod to his subordinate relationships with Arima and Akira.
* MulticoloredHair: White with black roots.
* NiceGuy: He's very kind, which is probably one reason he struggles to control his subordinates.
* NightmareSequence: In chapter 3, he has a nightmare where a suspiciously familiar figure clings to his back and taunts him.
** BadDreams: He calls it "the usual", suggesting he suffers from frequent nightmares.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Devoted to protecting humans from Ghouls, using the abilities resulting from his hybrid status.
* RealMenCanCook: He enjoys cooking for his team, even though he's unable to enjoy it with them.
* SequelHook: A disjointed "ha i se ..." appeared in final CCG scene in the last chapter of the original ''Tokyo Ghoul'', hinting at his role as CCG's new secret weapon in the sequel.
* ShoutOut: He wears a tee shirt (and matching ''underwear'') featuring a stylized image of one of the members of the [[JapanesePopMusic JPop]] boy-band ''EXILE TRIBE''.
* ShroudedInMyth: When he first became an Investigator, there were already rumors about him being "[[HalfHumanHybrid different]]" from other Investigators. Akira knew of him even before meeting him for the first time. However, since then he's pretty much become the guy his coworkers look down on.
* SkilledButNaive: He's a highly-skilled Investigator, but criticized by his peers as extremely naive. Akira even warns him that this will be his downfall.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses while reading, and has numerous bookcases in his room.
* SuperiorSuccessor: CCG has assigned him with the task of creating an Investigator that can surpass Arima.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He has many similarities to the previous series' protagonist Ken Kaneki in terms of appearance, personality, and hobbies.
* TarotMotifs: VIII. ''Strength''.
* TeamDad: He's desperately attempting to be this to his team.
** TeamMom: What he actually is, taking care of his team both professionally and at home.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. He's repeatedly criticized for showing mercy to Ghouls, and accused of having sympathy for them.

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[[folder:Tooru Mutsuki]]
[[quoteright:169:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mutsukitoorutokyoghoulre_4025.png]]

A 19-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator and member of Quinix. An Artificial One-Eyed Ghoul, though prone to suffering from bouts of poor health and ill-suited to violence. Unlike the others, Mutsuki is reliable and hard-working.

* AfraidOfBlood: Mentions that he has trouble with the sight of blood, even protesting against having to eat meat if it's rare.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has a much darker complexion than any other character.
* AmbiguousGender: Masculine pronouns, thought of as a guy by others, and a bound chest? It isn't clear what is going on with Mutsuki.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears a medical eyepatch.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Wears an eyepatch due to not being able to control the [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]].
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, Mutsuki works for CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* IllGirl: Mutsuki suffers bouts of anemia, and is the weakest member of the team.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. Unlike other hybrids, Mutsuki can eat human food.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore", in contrast to a gentle personality and apparent sex.
* NiceGuy: Very kind and so normal one wonders why Mutsuki joined Quinix.
* NonActionGuy: Stated to be the weakest member of the team, with an RC level barely above the human norm. As a result, Sasaki states Mutsuki isn't suited to the team's purpose of creating a high-level Investigator.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only member that actually follows orders and does what is expected without causing trouble.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Mutsuki's hybrid status is entirely for the sake of protecting humanity from Ghouls.
* ScarsAreForever: Mutsuki's chest is covered in scars of unknown origin.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Has a lot of similarities to Ken Kaneki before his capture and torture halfway through the first series.
** Wears a medical eyepatch to hide the kakugan.
** Has little experience with using a Kagune.
** Gets captured by an Aogiri Tree associated Ghoul.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has blue-green hair.

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[[folder:Kuki Urie]]
[[quoteright:168:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/urietokyoghoulre_9772.png]]

A 19-year old Rank 2 Ghoul Investigator, and Squad Leader of Quinix. He has a harsh and cold personality, openly criticizing his superior and acting on his own without approval.

* AmbitionIsEvil: He seeks to be promoted into the mysterious "S3" squad, and intentionally causes problems within the squad to achieve his own goals.
* BlackSheep: His squad is considered an "embarrassment" by CCG, and looked down on by other Investigators.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He wields his kagune like a blade.
* FacialMarkings: Three dots beneath his left eye.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He always wears headphones, and doesn't seem to like working with others.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, he works for CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. He's able to eat human food, at least for the moment. Dr. Shiba raises concerns about his increasing RC levels.
* ManipulativeBastard: He intentionally sows discord among his teammates, manipulating Shirazu's desperation without a second thought.
* TheNoseKnows: His sense of smell is exceptional, something he comments on.
* PantyThief: He steals Sasaki's underwear as part of a deal with Chie.
* ProHumanTranshuman: His hybrid status is entirely for the sake of protecting humanity from Ghouls.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Though Squad Leader, he doesn't seem to play well with the others. This nearly results in him coming to blows with Shirazu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has purple hair.

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[[folder:Ginshi "Shirazu" Fuchi]]
[[quoteright:156:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ginshitokyoghoulre_7346.png]]

A 19-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator, and member of Quinix. He has a tendency towards violence, but is also surprisingly trusting and friendly when not in battle.

* BadassBiker: Subverted. While it initially seems he's going to arrive at the scene of a battle on a motorcycle, it turns out he's actually on a moped.
* BeadyEyedLoser: His tiny pupils add to his unusual appearance.
* BlackSheep: Considered an "embarrassment" to CCG, due to his squad's unusual nature and failure to produce outstanding results.
* FriendlyFire: He doesn't seem particularly concerned when his shots graze a comrade, making light of it.
* FriendToAllChildren: He seems to be very fond of kids, immediately warming up the moment he meets [[OlderThanHeLooks Chie]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, he works for CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. He can eat normal food, though Dr. Shiba worries with his increasing RC levels he might not be able to soon.
* MonstrousCannibalism: He threatens to eat Urie, a sign of how unstable he is.
* TheNicknamer: He gives nicknames to his peers, calling Sasaki "Saasan" and Urie "Uliuli Cookies".
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He volunteered to be a test subject and seeks promotion because he desperately needs the money. Urie uses this desperation to manipulate him.
* ProHumanTranshuman: He seems more interesting in fighting Ghouls than protecting humans, but even so his hybrid status is used for the sake of humanity.
* [[SayItWithHearts Say It With Stars]]: When he greets Urie, his speech includes a star symbol.
* ScaryTeeth: He has shark-like teeth, adding to his unsettling appearance.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Urie, to the point they nearly come to blows.

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[[folder:Saiko Yonebayashi]]
[[quoteright:147:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/saikotokyoghoulre_8313.png]]

A 19-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator, and member of Quinix. She is the only female Ghoul Hybrid, and has a lazy personality.

* BigEater: She likes to chow down on snacks, and mentioned to be gaining weight as a result.
* BlackSheep: Her squad is looked down on by the rest of CCG.
* GamerChick: She spends much of her time playing video games.
* TheGhost: In four chapters, she's appeared in a single montage shot and only been mentioned or shouted from off-screen.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, she works for CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. She can eat normal food, and does so enough for the doctor to worry about her weight.
* MegaTwinTails: She has poofy, low pigtails.
* NotAMorningPerson: She complains about having to be awake, and others comment about her oversleeping again.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Her hybrid status is for the sake of protecting humans.
* TheSquadette: The lone female member of Quinix.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light blue hair.

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!!!Others

[[folder:Itou Kuramoto]]
[[quoteright:190:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kuramotoitoutokyoghoul_5296.png]]

A Rank 1 Investigator, and member of Hirako's team. He comes across as playful and friendly, but expresses misgivings about the existence of the Quinix.

* AlliterativeName: Lampshaded. His name and rank are both "Itou", so he suggests Haise just call him "Kuramoto" for ease.
* AscendedExtra: He appears as an unnamed extra in the original series, and now plays a much more significant role as one of Sasaki's coworkers.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Giving the impression of someone untrustworthy.
* FalseFriend: There's definitely something suspicious about him suddenly befriending Sasaki and offering information to him, considering his previously established opinion about the Quinix.
* FantasticRacism: Played with. He chides his teammates and reminds them to be polite because the Quinix ''are'' their coworkers. But he follows this up by calling them "scary" and complaining that he doesn't understand what their superiors are thinking employing them.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Like many other Investigators, he greatly admires Arima and mistakes his blank Will as a sign that Arima is supremely confident.

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[[folder:Dr. Shiba]]
[[quoteright:127:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drshibatokyoghoul_3643.png]]

The physician in charge of monitoring and caring for the Quinix. He gives off a kind and fatherly air when dealing with his patients.

* GoodHairEvilHair: He has a thick, bushy moustache that adds to his air of authority.
* MotherlyScientist: His bedside manner towards his patients is very much like a fatherly figure, and he shows a certain amount of empathy towards their situation.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He wears a large one that overwhelms his thin build.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses, adding to his air of authority and intelligence.
* TestedOnHumans: His patients are explicitly stated to all be human research subjects

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[[folder:Shimoguchi]]
[[quoteright:191:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shimoguchiasshole_8700.png]]

An Investigator operating out of the 1st Ward, and assigned the "Torso" case. He does not bother to hide his disdain towards the Quinix, and uses multiple opportunities to humiliate Sasaki.

* FantasticRacism: His resentment and mistrust of Sasaki and his team seems to be based on little more than their hybrid status, even with Sasaki being a highly-decorated Investigator.
* {{Gonk}}: He has a rather large nose and enormous lips.
* {{Jerkass}}: He intentionally humiliates Sasaki in front of others at every chance, and doesn't even bother to act professionally towards him.
* TheRival: His team is at odds with Team Mado, and he crosses the line of professionalism in antagonizing them.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: He calls out Sasaki for capturing a Ghoul rather than killing it outright, stating their duty as Investigators is to eliminate all Ghouls. He suggests Sasaki himself is untrustworthy as a result of his hybrid status.

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[[/folder]]
[[folder:Shinme Haisaki]]
[[quoteright:164:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/23rdwardenshinme_4625.png]]

The current Warden of Kokuria, and head of the 23rd Ward.

* FaceOfAThug: His face frightens people, even when he's being perfectly friendly.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. He seems to be one of the few Investigators that doesn't have an issue with the hybrids, and expresses his approval for the project.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has scars around his mouth, adding to his creepy appearance.
* MadEye: His pupils seem to look in different directions, adding to his very unnerving appearance.

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[[/folder]]

!!Ghouls

[[folder:Torso]]
[[quoteright:179:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/torsoghoultokyore_6974.png]]

A mysterious Ghoul, currently being investigated by CCG. His unusual feeding pattern involves leaving behind his victims' heads and legs, marking him as a highly unusual and disturbed Ghoul.

* AxCrazy: He appears to be violently insane, even by Ghoul standards.
* CameraFiend: He uses a polaroid to photograph his victims, leaving his predation sites and home littered with photos. Chie identifies the brand as an uncommon, foreign one he must be buying in large quantities from a specialty store.
* CharacterTic: Tapping out a rhythm on his steering wheel.
* CradlingYourKill: He apparently enjoys cuddling with his victims' bodies. While they're headless. And playing with their bleeding stump. [[NightmareFuel Yeah]].
* LeanAndMean: He appears to be quite gaunt, and is a particularly brutal killer.
* LivingMacGuffin: Both the home office of CCG and Orochi are hunting for him, suggesting some importance.
* ALoveToDismember: Our first glimpse of him is a shadowy figure cradling a headless corpse while moaning about his "lover".
* MonsterMisogyny: He preys exclusively on women.
* PickyPeopleEater: At least, Donato theorizes that he is one.
* ScarsAreForever: His preferred prey happens to be women that have surgical scars.
* SerialKiller: His feeding patterns mimic the behaviors of one, dismembering and dumping remains in a different location later.
* ShoutOut: His crimes greatly resemble the unsolved [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer Cleveland Torso Murders]], as well as the murderers in Creator/BillyMartin's novel, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_Corpse_%28novel%29 The Exquisite Corpse]]''.
* TarotMotifs: III. ''The Empress''.
* {{Yandere}}: Theorized to remove his victims' legs due to a deep-seated possessiveness.

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[[folder:Orochi]]
[[quoteright:112:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/orochiserpantghoul_7414.png]]

A mysterious S-rated Ghoul being investigated by Hirako's squad. He has become a major player known for hunting other Ghouls, and is currently pursuing Torso.

* AnimalMotifs: Serpents.
* TheDreaded: Both CCG and other Ghouls fear him, and for good reason.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: His major defining trait is that he hunts other Ghouls.
* InTheHood: His face is obscured by a hood, helping to conceal his identity.
* {{Orochi}}: The alias given to him references the mythological beast.
* RedBaron: He seems amused at his title, one even other Ghouls have heard.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Introduced killing another Ghoul because it didn't have any information on Torso.

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[[folder:Kanae]]
[[quoteright:124:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kanaetokyoghoulre_7786.png]]

A young and eccentric Ghoul with a connection to Tsukiyama.

* {{Camp}}: ''O ROSE''!
* GratuitousGerman: Unsurprisingly, considering he knows Tsukiyama.
* LargeHam: Introduced crying and wailing melodramatically.
* TheTragicRose: Played for laughs. He holds a rose and talks to it while wailing dramatically over "Shuu-sama".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple, at any rate.

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!Tokyo Ghoul

!!Ghouls

[[folder:In General]]
Humanoid beings that feed exclusively on human flesh, and possess enhanced physical traits. They typically live in hiding, periodically hunting human victims in order to survive. In turn, they are hunted by the Investigators of the Ghoul Countermeasures Bureau. Half of the series focuses on their viewpoint, and the conflicts between various factions of Ghouls.

* AnimalMotifs: Many Ghouls are associated with a particular animal, used as part of their cover when hunting.
* CannibalismSuperpower: It is possible for a Ghoul that devours other Ghouls to mutate, becoming one of the rare Kakuja types.
* CoolMask: Many Ghouls wear a mask when hunting or fighting, to protect their identities.
* CynicismCatalyst: It is shown that many young Ghouls struggle with the idea of killing humans, but grow into ruthless killers after their loved ones were slaughtered by Investigators.
* GameFace: When revealing their true nature, their eyes become black with red pupils.
** BlackEyesOfCrazy: The sclera turns black when they reveal their true nature.
** RedEyesTakeWarning: Meanwhile, the pupil becomes bright red.
** TaintedVeins: Raised, red veins sometimes appear at the outer corners of their eyes when showing their true nature.
* HealingFactor: All Ghouls possess one, allowing them to heal from injuries that would prove fatal to a human. Multiple Ghouls have been shown to be able to regrow limbs, while the Rinkaku-type is noted for having the strongest healing ability allowing them to mend injuries within seconds.
* HorrorHunger: Ghouls are defined by their need to devour human flesh to survive.
* ImAHumanitarian: Ghouls naturally prey on humans.
* InASingleBound [=/=] RoofHopping: Ghoul agility is such that many are capable of leaping onto the second story of a building, or across roof-tops to get around quickly.
* MadeOfIron: Ghoul bodies are extremely durable and are able to survive wounds that would otherwise be fatal for normal humans.
* MonstrousCannibalism: It's noted that cannibalism isn't uncommon among Ghouls, particularly in the more violent Wards. Some Ghouls frown upon it, particularly because their flesh is described as "coarse" or "foul" compared to human flesh, while others take pleasure in preying on weaker Ghouls.
* NaturalWeapon: All Ghouls have a specialized extra "limb" used for fighting or feeding, created from the unique organ located in their back. There are four primary types, with a rare mutation that can result in a specialized fifth kind.
** BladeBelowTheShoulder: The Koukaku type either wields it like a blade, wrapped around their arm, or simply uses it as a shield.
** CombatTentacles: The Rinkaku type grows tentacles from their waist.
** FeatherFlechettes: The Ukaku type sprouts what looks like wings, and can fire off "feather" darts to attack from a distance.
** InstantArmor: The rare Kakuja mutation, which results from extensive cannibalism. These Ghouls can grow a protective exoskeleton.
** TailSlap: The Bikaku type grows a tail, considered the most [[JackOfAllStats balanced]] of the types.
* TheNoseKnows: A Ghoul's sense of smell is superior to a human, allowing them to track prey or identify another of their kind. Some, like Hinami, take it to extremes.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: These Ghouls are essentially super-humans with a HorrorHunger, with numerous traits in common with modern vampire myths.
* RedBaron: [=CCG=] assigns aliases to Ghouls, with some happily adopting them with pride.
* SuperSpeed: Ghouls, in general, are capable of incredible feats of speed and agility. It varies greatly from individual to individual, with some barely above the human norm while the strongest Ukaku-types can perform a FlashStep .
* SuperStrength: Ghouls are typically stronger than humans, with even weak ones capable of decapitating another Ghoul or smashing concrete with a single blow.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Human flesh and [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee]].
** MustHaveCaffeine: Coffee is the only human food Ghouls can digest, and as a result many ''adore'' it.

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[[foldercontrol]]

!Tokyo Ghoul

!!Ghouls

[[folder:In General]]
Humanoid beings that feed exclusively on human flesh, and possess enhanced physical traits. They typically live in hiding, periodically hunting human victims in order to survive. In turn, they are hunted by the Investigators of the Ghoul Countermeasures Bureau. Half of the series focuses on their viewpoint, and the conflicts between various factions of Ghouls.

* AnimalMotifs: Many Ghouls are associated with a particular animal, used as part of their cover when hunting.
* CannibalismSuperpower: It is possible for a Ghoul that devours other Ghouls to mutate, becoming one of the rare Kakuja types.
* CoolMask: Many Ghouls wear a mask when hunting or fighting, to protect their identities.
* CynicismCatalyst: It is shown that many young Ghouls struggle with the idea of killing humans, but grow into ruthless killers after their loved ones were slaughtered by Investigators.
* GameFace: When revealing their true nature, their eyes become black with red pupils.
** BlackEyesOfCrazy: The sclera turns black when they reveal their true nature.
** RedEyesTakeWarning: Meanwhile, the pupil becomes bright red.
** TaintedVeins: Raised, red veins sometimes appear at the outer corners of their eyes when showing their true nature.
* HealingFactor: All Ghouls possess one, allowing them to heal from injuries that would prove fatal to a human. Multiple Ghouls have been shown to be able to regrow limbs, while the Rinkaku-type is noted for having the strongest healing ability allowing them to mend injuries within seconds.
* HorrorHunger: Ghouls are defined by their need to devour human flesh to survive.
* ImAHumanitarian: Ghouls naturally prey on humans.
* InASingleBound [=/=] RoofHopping: Ghoul agility is such that many are capable of leaping onto the second story of a building, or across roof-tops to get around quickly.
* MadeOfIron: Ghoul bodies are extremely durable and are able to survive wounds that would otherwise be fatal for normal humans.
* MonstrousCannibalism: It's noted that cannibalism isn't uncommon among Ghouls, particularly
Ghoul: Jack
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in the more violent Wards. Some Ghouls frown upon it, particularly because their flesh is described as "coarse" or "foul" compared to human flesh, while others take pleasure in preying on weaker Ghouls.
* NaturalWeapon: All Ghouls have a specialized extra "limb" used for fighting or feeding, created from the unique organ located in their back. There are four primary types, with a rare mutation that can result in a specialized fifth kind.
** BladeBelowTheShoulder: The Koukaku type either wields it like a blade, wrapped around their arm, or simply uses it as a shield.
** CombatTentacles: The Rinkaku type grows tentacles from their waist.
** FeatherFlechettes: The Ukaku type sprouts what looks like wings, and can fire off "feather" darts to attack from a distance.
** InstantArmor: The rare Kakuja mutation, which results from extensive cannibalism. These Ghouls can grow a protective exoskeleton.
** TailSlap: The Bikaku type grows a tail, considered the most [[JackOfAllStats balanced]] of the types.
* TheNoseKnows: A Ghoul's sense of smell is superior to a human, allowing them to track prey or identify another of their kind. Some, like Hinami, take it to extremes.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: These Ghouls are essentially super-humans with a HorrorHunger, with numerous traits in common with modern vampire myths.
* RedBaron: [=CCG=] assigns aliases to Ghouls, with some happily adopting them with pride.
* SuperSpeed: Ghouls, in general, are capable of incredible feats of speed and agility. It varies greatly from individual to individual, with some barely above the human norm while the strongest Ukaku-types can perform a FlashStep .
* SuperStrength: Ghouls are typically stronger than humans, with even weak ones capable of decapitating another Ghoul or smashing concrete with a single blow.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Human flesh and [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee]].
** MustHaveCaffeine: Coffee is the only human food Ghouls can digest, and as a result many ''adore'' it.
prequel SpinOff.

[[folder: Tokyo Ghoul:Jack]]



!!Taishi Fura
[[quoteright:191:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taishifurateen_287.png]]
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taishifuraadult_9955.png]]

The protagonist of the side story Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, along with Arima. He is a reckless and wild teenager, and becomes involved in hunting down the Ghoul "Lantern" after it kills his friends. As an adult, he is a Rank 1 Investigator and married his sweetheart from high school.

* AttackAttackAttack: As a high schooler, he doesn't have any of Arima's fighting abilities or experience so his mode of attack is to take something blunt and bash some ghouls.
* ActionDuo: He survives a ghoul encounter twice and ends up becoming Arima's ghoul hunting partner in high school.
* ActionSurvivor: He starts out as an average high school student until he sees his two childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul (one even dies). He gets rescued by Arima and ends up teaming up with him to hunt down ghouls. Despite having much less experience than Arima, he ends up getting better at ghoul hunting and later joins the CCG.
* BookDumb: He was not an especially motivated student and had a hard time studying. It was also noted that he skipped class a lot.
* DelinquentHair: Tokyo Ghoul: Jack shows his hair as being orange colored but in Tokyo Ghoul we see that his hair is black. It seems he probably had dyed hair as a teen, which goes with his somewhat delinquent personality.
* FormerTeenRebel: In ''Jack'', he is a hot-blooded delinquent. As an adult, however, he's a straight-laced Investigator.
* HappilyMarried: In the present time, he seems to be happily married to Aki and has a family with her.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's a background character in the main series, but the protagonist alongside Arima in the side story, ''Jack''.
* {{Hotblooded}}: It's what got him into trouble with teachers all the time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When introduced in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack he seems like a lazy student with a bad attitude. He also immediately gets off on the wrong foot with Arima. However, he honestly cares a lot about his childhood friends and can be a good guy when he wants to be.
* LeeroyJenkins: His hotblooded nature means that he doesn't always think things through.
* OddFriendship: With Arima of all people. They were classmates in high school and ended up bonding over ghoul hunting despite having clashing personalities.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was this at first in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, albeit kind of a slacker and not that great of a student. His normal life gets disrupted once his childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul and he meets Arima.
* SympathyForTheDevil: He expresses sympathy for Lantern -- and all Ghouls, really -- because they can never be human, no matter what they do or how hard they struggle.

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!!Lantern
[[quoteright:197:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lanternghoul_5859.png]]

The primary antagonist, a mysterious Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern helmet.

* ArchEnemy: To Taishi, after killing his friends and wounding Aki.
* BadassLongcoat: Part of Lantern's disguise while hunting is a large trenchcoat, which [[spoiler: helps disguise her age and gender]].
* BigBad: The primary target being hunted by Arima, and sought by Taishi for revenge.
* BloodBath: [[spoiler: She reveals that she bathed in human blood to cover up her scent, so other Ghouls would think she was human]].
* CoolMask: .....not really cool, but there's something creepy about a murderous Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern as a mask.
* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: She tricks another Ghoul into attacking her, all to get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: She soaks herself in human blood prior to visiting a Salon she knows is run by a Ghoul, in order to trick his sense of smell. She then uses him to get close to Arima and Fura]].
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: She killed Fura's friends because they were too noisy at school, and annoyed her]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Ultimately, she just wanted to be a normal girl attending High School like everyone else]].
* MotiveRant: Gives one to Arima and Taishi.
* RedBaron: Dubbed "Lantern" by the media, thanks to their Halloween-themed outfit.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Actually an attractive High School girl]].
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Minami Uruka]].

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!!Minami Uruka
[[quoteright:168:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minamitokyoghouljack_9102.png]]

Class Representative and classmate to Taishi and Arima. She becomes involved in their investigations after their rescue her from a Ghoul.

* AmateurSleuth: She eagerly throws herself into helping Arima and Taishi, and proves exceptional at information gathering.
* ClassRepresentative: She is their class rep, even though she's a transfer student.
* DamselInDistress: She is rescued by Arima and Taishi, after Katou targets her.
* HeroWorship: She describes Arima as being "like a knight", and expresses interest in him.
* LoveTriangle: Taishi notes that he started coming to school regularly after she transferred in, and clearly has an interest in her. On the other hand, she seems to only have eyes for Arima.
* NewTransferStudent: Taishi recalls when she suddenly transferred to their school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She is extremely beautiful, and her black hair is the reason Katou targeted her.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is not only a Ghoul, but actually Lantern's true identity]].

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!!Aki Sasada
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/akieyepatchtokyoghoul_4315.png]]

A high school delinquent, and friend of Taishi. She is seriously injured by Lantern, but survives the attack. Eventually, she becomes Taishi's wife.

* TheAtoner: She feels that Lantern's attack is punishment for being a delinquent, and decides to reform.
* DamselInDistress: Rescued by Arima and Taishi, when Lantern attacks her.
* EyeScream: She loses her eye to Lantern.
* HappilyMarried: By the time of the main series, she has become Taishi's wife.
* JapaneseDelinquents: She is a troublemaker, and enjoys riding around on motorcycles with her friends.
* LoveInterest: To Taishi, who she eventually marries.
* SecondLove: Taishi becomes this to her, after her boyfriend is killed by Lantern.
* SoleSurvivor: The only member of Taishi's group to survive being attacked by Lantern.
* SurvivorsGuilt: She struggles with feels of guilt, after losing her friends to Lantern.

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!!Katou Sumiharu
[[quoteright:193:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/creepyhairstylistghoul_1622.png]]

A 22-year old Ghoul that owns a hair salon. He is obsessed with his clients' hair, and enjoys targeting beautiful women.

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He comes across as very kind and supportive, but in truth he is not only a sadist but utterly ''creepy''.
* ChattyHairdresser: In his human persona, he chats amiably with his clients and seems very kind.
* CrazyConsumption: He eats the clippings of his clients, and clearly enjoys it a little ''too'' much.
* {{Fetish}}: He has a rather creepy thing for his clients' hair, secretly eating the clippings while fantasizing about the owners.
* FragileSpeedster: He is an Ukaku-type, with a focus on speed over endurance or strength.
* {{Sadist}}: He fantasizes about tearing out of the hair of his clients, follicle by follicle and then scalping them.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Minami, who he has been planning to eat for several months.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Minami tricks him into attacking her, so that she can get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* WingedHumanoid: His kagune resembles a pair of wings.

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[[folder:Ken Kaneki]]
[[quoteright:226:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kaneki_1_5159.jpg]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kanekikenmasked_7046.png]]
[[quoteright:216:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_his_turn_9821.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NatsukiHanae

The protagonist of the series. Kaneki is a first year college student, and after narrowly surviving a Ghoul Attack finds himself transformed into a Human-Ghoul hybrid. He struggles to find a balance between his two natures, and is taken in by the moderate organization Anteiku.

* ABirthdayNotABreak: His battle with Yamori and escape from Aogiri took place on December 20th, ironically and appropriately his 19th birthday.
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Kaneki in his deranged state, usually does a Shaft head tilt.
* AbusiveParents: After his parents died, Kaneki went to live with his aunt. She became jealous that he excelled academically while her own son did not. She started giving him less food and eventually stopped feeding him, merely giving him some money so he could buy his own food. At the start of the series, Kaneki is a college student living alone and seems to have no contact with his aunt.
** WickedStepmother: His aunt seems to follow the Evil Stepmother handbook in her treatment of Kaneki, being petty and cruel to him for the crime of existing.
* {{Adorkable}}: This is even commented on in-verse by some characters who find Kaneki adorable.
* AdrenalineMakeover: During the timeskip, he develops from a mousy young man prone to wearing pullover sweaters or dress shirts into a confident and aggressive leader prone to wearing all-black combat gear with strategic cutouts. He also buffs up considerably, and gets rid of his medical eye-patch in favor of one with a stylized centipede on it.
* AGlassOfChianti: The vampire variant, as a sign of his changed personality after the timeskip. While discussing business with Itori, he's seen drinking from a martini glass. Suffice to say, it isn't alcohol he's drinking.
* AllLovingHero: Played with. He expresses the desire to protect everyone, and realizes as a half-Ghoul he's the only one capable of seeing both sides of the conflict between the two species. However, after his DespairEventHorizon, his desire to protect others takes a decidedly darker turn. Touka eventually calls him out on his behavior, suggesting rather than wanting to protect everyone he's actually just terrified of losing people and acting selfishly.
* AmbiguouslyBi: He's on more than one occasion thought of other men as "beautiful", while having outright romantic interests or ShipTease with women.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: How the series begins, as Kaneki goes from a normal young man attacked by a Ghoul to a HalfHumanHybrid.
* AnimalMotifs: Kaneki is often associated with centipedes. He even upgrades his eyepatch to one with a centipede pattern. [[spoiler: His kagune eventually end up taking a centipede-like form after the events in Kanou's lab, after he goes temporarily goes crazy due to acivating his kakuja for the first time, gained from cannibalizing ghouls]].
* AntiHero: He develops a more ruthless personality after enduring nearly a week of torture at the hands of Yamori, becoming willing to do whatever is necessary to protect the ones he cares about.
* {{Badass}}: Oh, yeah. Kaneki may have started off weak, but with training and experience, he becomes one of the most dangerous ghouls in the series. [[spoiler:When using his half-Kakuja, he's a SS ranked Ghoul]].
* BadassBookworm: Although Kaneki lacks the experience that other ghouls have, he is able to quickly process information and creates strategies. At some points, we also see him pull off moves because he studied them so hard from books. [[spoiler: After he leaves Anteiku, he has shown to read martial art books to train]].
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with. His ordeal leaves him a much more dangerous character, and he starts things off by EATING all of his tormentor's kagune, followed by systematically breaking half of another enemy's bones one by one.
* TheBerserker: [[spoiler: While in his Half-Kajuka state, he loses control of himself and viciously attacks everything in his path. He's barely able to restrain himself enough to only eat Shinohara's Quinque armor, and later is horrified by his actions]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: His kindness masks a frightening capacity for ruthlessness or brutality, especially after being tortured by Yamori.
* {{Bookworm}}: He really likes to read books, to the extent that his ideal date is a bookstore date.
** CuteBookworm: He starts out as one, being incredibly shy and more comfortable with his books than most people.
* BreakTheCutie: After the operation, Kaneki's life seems to be a series of traumatic events. Just becoming a Ghoul takes an enormous toll on him psychologically and emotionally, but after he's tortured by Yamori he begins a dark spiral.
* ButNowIMustGo: At the finale of the Aogiri Arc, Kaneki decides to leave Anteiku and forms his own tight-knit gang in order to continue fighting Aogiri Tree on his own.
* CannibalismSuperpower: [[spoiler: He began devouring ghouls after the Aogiri arc in order to strengthen his ghoul abilities, which allowed him to become a half-kakuja. Notably, he was able to overwhelm ''[[BadassNormal Shinohara]]'', and would have eaten him had he not barely held himself back from doing so]].
* CharacterTic: After bring tortured by Yamori for over a week, he inherits his habit of cracking his fingers right before he gets into a fight. Interestingly, Yamori himself picked up the tic from the man who tortured ''him'' and turned him insane.
** Hide eventually reveals to Touka that Kaneki touches his chin whenever he's being evasive or attempting to lie, something he picked up from his mother.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Hide. They knew each other since elementary school.
* ClarkKentOutfit: Expected, considering the training that Kaneki has been doing since he became a ghoul. You don't see the results until [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/262629/tokyo-ghoul_v9_ch88_by_kawa-scans/14 after]] the Aogiri Arc. He still looks as scrawny as usual with clothes on.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He endured a week of torture at the hands of Yamori, and since then he's [[spoiler: broken half the bones in Ayato's body and threatened Madam A with torture]].
* CombatTentacles: He's a [[GlassCannon Rinkaku]] type. In his case, his kagune manifests as four tentacles from his midsection, just like Rize. [[spoiler: His kakuja Kagune emerge from the same area, but he has six of them and they're shaped and act like centipedes]].
* CoolBigBro: To Hinami. He even teaches her how to read difficult Kanji.
* CoolMask: It has one eye exposed (his ghoul eye, as opposed to the eyepatch he normally wears to cover it) and a false mouth that gives him a SlasherSmile until he unzips it.
** [[spoiler:When using his kakuja, another mask forms over his face. It features an eye-like structure on the middle of his face, between his normal eyes, and it has a jagged beak-like design going downward]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His father died while he was still very young, and his mother later worked herself to death attempting to provide for her own family ''and'' her sister's family. His aunt took him in, but ultimately began to emotionally abuse him.
* CosmicPlaything: The universe seems to hate Kaneki, heaping tragedy after tragedy on him.
* CreepyCentipedes: He becomes associated with them during the Aogiri Arc, leading up to Yamori sticking one in his ear as torture. After the timeskip, he begins wearing an eyepatch with a centipede pattern and later, [[spoiler: develops a half-Kakuja form that resembles one. CCG gives him the alias "Centipede" as a result]].
* CreepyMonotone: He's had a tendency to switch to this during his more ruthless moments, ever since being tortured. He pairs it with DissonantSerenity for an extra dose of creepiness.
* CruelMercy[=/=]ThrowEmToTheWolves: After beating Yamori within an inch of his life and devouring his Kagune, Kaneki refuses to finish him off. He instead leaves the other Ghoul weak and vulnerable, with CCG Investigators battling their way through the building and sure to find him eventually. Sure enough, [[PsychopathicManchild one]] does eventually find and finish Yamori off in a suitably brutal fashion.
* CurbStompBattle: He was on the receiving end with Tsukiyama and later Shachi in their first battle. He dishes one out to Yamori, in a case of TheDogBitesBack.
* DeathGlare: He's gotten quite good at it, to the extent that Nico compares him to Yamori.
* DeclarationOfProtection: He declares he will protect everyone at Anteiku, but his methods are.....questionable at times.
* {{Determinator}}: He first shows signs of being one when fighting Nisho, and becomes even more of one after his week-long ordeal.
* DiseaseBleach: His hair is bleached white after being tortured extensively by Yamori.
* DissonantSerenity: While other Ghouls tend to become more loud and aggressive when they snap, Kaneki has a tendency to be eerily calm while doing things like [[TheDogBitesBack forcing Yamori to count by Sevens]] or [[spoiler: systematically breaking half the bones in Ayato's body while naming them]].
* TheDogBitesBack: Quite literally, when he finally broke free and turned on Yamori. He tears off and eats several chunks from the other Ghoul's face, then uses the regained strength to beat Yamori within an inch of his life.
* ExtremeDoormat: "Better to be hurt than to hurt others". After being told this by his mother, he clings to it as a motto in life and decides it's better to be a victim than to lash out at others. He abandons and completely rejects this notion, once a hallucination of Rize makes him realize his mother's inability to stand up to her sister not only killed her but left him alone.
* EyepatchOfPower: He wears one to conceal his Ghoul eye, originally just a plain medical eyepatch. He later begins wearing one with a centipede motif.
* EyeScream: The victim of this more than once. Yamori injects him with an RC suppressant by jabbing a needle into the tear duct, and near the end of the series [[spoiler: Arima stabs out both of his eyes]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Kaneki slowly becomes an AntiHero version of this trope. He begins the story as a meek college student, but his life takes a ''very'' different turn when he's transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid. After Yamori tortures him, he decides that he will "[[KillEmAll remove]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil all the weeds]]" and spends six months becoming one of the most feared Ghouls in Tokyo. Between [[spoiler: satisfying his HorrorHunger through cannibalism and slaughtering the members of the Ghoul Restaurant]], he becomes something of a mythological figure feared by both Ghouls and CCG.
* GeniusBruiser: He is an intelligent, bookish young man but also one of the strongest Ghouls in the series.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: He gains these during particularly brutal moments.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Kaneki's HealingFactor is abnormally strong even for a Ghoul, allowing him to regenerate lost appendages repeatedly with little effort.
* GrayEyes: Initially, it shows his innocent nature. However, as the story progresses it comes to symbolize his strength of will and dangerously unstable nature.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-human half-ghoul, though he became one through a transplant rather than naturally.
* HealingFactor: His healing factor goes from above average to exceptional once he starts eating regularly, allowing him to heal broken bones within seconds. This is demonstrated when his leg is twisted around several times, and he simply whips it back around and snaps it back into place.
* HeroicSafeMode: [[spoiler: After he's knocked out by Amon in their fight in chapter 133, his Kakujya awakens and the fight continues]].
* HeroicWillpower: He brought out his kagune for the first time to save Hide from Nishiki.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hide, his only friend since childhood. He begins to slowly push Hide away after becoming a Ghoul, fearful of what would happen if Hide were to find out. Even so, Hide never stops looking for him and eventually [[spoiler: when they are finally reunited, Hide reveals he knew almost the entire time Kaneki had become a Ghoul and didn't care]].
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: After escaping Aogiri Tree, Kaneki primarily feeds on other Ghouls rather than humans. He does it explicitly to become more powerful, rather than out of any altruistic intentions.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku", in line with his gentle personality.
* KickTheMoralityPet: [[spoiler: When he first manifests his Kakuja form, he ends up stabbing his arm through Banjou's gut and beating the others up pretty badly. This event makes him take a step back, horrified to realize just how far gone he really has become in his quest to destroy Aogiri]].
* KillEmAll: After suffering at their hands, he determines that Aogiri Tree must be wiped out entirely.
* LastNameBasis: Almost everyone refers to him by his last name, even his closest friends like Hide.
* LaughingMad: When Yamori puts a live centipede in his ear, Kaneki notes that he can hear someone laughing. After a moment, he realizes that he's the one laughing, having finally gone completely over the edge.
* MamasBoy: Kaneki adored his mother, and gained his gentle nature from her. However, he also harbors deep-seated resentment towards her for working herself to death and leaving him alone.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: After being tortured, his pain tolerance has reached such a level that he reacts to most injuries with mild annoyance (at most) as opposed to the usual screaming or crippling shock. He even points out how in comparison, things like a broken leg are nothing.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: His sanity was greatly damaged by Yamori torturing him, as his increasingly brutal actions while [[spoiler: cannibalizing other Ghouls]] takes a massive toll on his mind.
* MistakenForRomance: When going to a book signing with Hinami, he corrects the assumption that she is his girlfriend.
* MonstrousCannibalism: [[spoiler: As a sign of his growing ruthlessness, Kaneki actively engages in cannibalism in order to become more powerful. Tsukiyama notes the heavy toll doing so takes on his sanity over time]].
* MoodSwinger: After the Aogiri Arc, Banjou expresses concern with how easily Kaneki swings between his normal, gentle self and a far more ruthless personality. That he can go from laughing nervously at teasing to calmly thinking about chopping someone's arms off to gain information shows just how fractured his mind has started to become.
* MoralityAdjustment: After his torture and resulting acceptance of his nature as a Ghoul, Kaneki begins a slide into AntiHero territory, becoming more brutal and ruthless in his efforts to achieve his goals.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Several times during the early stages of the series when he ''nearly'' does things that would have gone beyond the blurred line that defines ghouls and humans. At one point, he impales Yomo with his arm while in the throes of his hunger, and later on [[spoiler: after developing his Kakuja he wounds Banjou and during the attack on Anteiku, he slices off Amon's arm]].
* {{Nephewism}}: After his mother died, Kaneki was put under the care of his aunt, who basically treated him like trash.
* NiceGuy: He starts out as a very kind young man, which earns him many friends among Ghouls.
* NiceGuysFinishLast: He comes to this conclusion, while hallucinating a conversation with Rize about his mother's fate.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: After his ordeal at Yamori's hands, he adopts this policy.
* PermaShave: He spends nearly two weeks in captivity, and is absolutely filthy by the end of it but never develops so much as a bit of peach fuzz from it.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: He says this to a hallucination of his mother, finally admitting to the resentment he felt over her working herself to death and leaving him an orphan.
* PsychoticSmirk: Sports one throughout his fight with Yamori.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives a great one to [[spoiler: Dr. Kanou, upon learning the truth about the doctor's experiments]].
* RedBaron: "Eyepatch" or "One-eyed Ghoul" [[spoiler: Later, "Centipede" as well, though the CCG except for Amon thinks it's a separate ghoul entirely]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Hide's Red. Also the Blue to Touka's Red.
* RedRightHand: A subtle one. After his torture and slide into AntiHero status, Kaneki's nails have turned black.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He sets off on one at the conclusion of the Aogiri Arc, having decided to destroy Aogiri Tree and anyone else he deems one of the "bad beans". It lasts roughly six months, before he's [[KickTheMoralityPet forced]] to realize how far off the rails his quest for revenge has taken him.
* SanitySlippage: Begins when he is tortured for a week, and it just gets worse from there on out.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Hide's Manly Man.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: After the timeskip, he begins wearing a form-fitting black battle suit. Its backless to allow for his kagune, though exposes much more than necessary -- possibly because [[HoYay Tsukiyama]] designed it for him.
* ShipTease: He has multiple moments hinting at mutual attraction between him and Touka, who warms up to him as time goes by. Their time apart only seems to strengthen the mutual attraction, with Touka dreaming of what she would say to him and him wanting to keep her safe.
* ShirtlessScene: When he emerges from the shower in chapter 88, showing off just how buff he's gotten since leaving Anteiku.
* ShowerOfAngst: He takes one after the death of Ryouko Fueguchi, having come to understand the harsh reality of life for Ghouls.
* ShrinkingViolet: Male version. Before the start of the series, he only had one friend due to how shy he was. He later grew out of it.
* SmellsSexy: Zigzagged. While Nishiki complains that he "reeks like a female Ghoul", Tsukiyama and his compatriots at the Ghoul Restaurant find his scent utterly entrancing. This results in plenty of PervertedSniffing from Tsukiyama.
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: A major element of his CharacterDevelopment, as he struggles to accept his new life as a Ghoul.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Early on, when he loses control his Ghoul side functions as this -- he gains considerable strength, but also begins to behave more like Rize. He eventually embraces this side of himself, and becomes more powerful for it. [[spoiler: His Half-Kakuja form later serves as this again, since the boost in power is accompanied by increased savagery and madness]].
* SuperPrototype: [[spoiler: He was only ever intended to be a test of the procedure, in preparation for testing it on Kuro and Shiro. Instead, he surpasses all expectations and Dr. Kanou refers to him as his ultimate creation]].
* TarotMotifs: XII. ''The Hanged Man''. Later, he gains associations with VII. ''The Chariot'' and finally IX. ''The Hermit''.
* TerrorHero: As the series goes on, Kaneki is willing to use fear to defeat his opponents.
* TookALevelInBadass: He becomes stronger and more willing to fight throughout the series, but the most noticeable jump in awesome comes after being tortured for ten days by the Aogiri. He becomes one of the most dangerous and powerful Ghouls in the setting after that. [[spoiler: And becomes far more dangerous after gaining a kakuja kagune after eating other ghouls]].
** This becomes deconstructed [[spoiler: when he goes berserk from eating other ghouls, resulting in him realizing that he may have [[HeWhoFightsMonsters become the very thing that he is trying to protect people from]].]]
* TragicHero: In the opening chapter, Kaneki states that if he were the protagonist of a story, it would be a tragedy.
** Touka screams at him to stop acting like one, while delivering a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him.
* TraumaCongaLine: Seriously, Kaneki has ''horrible'' luck. First his less-than-stellar childhood, his pseudo girlfriend turns out to be a ghoul and he gets critically wounded that he needs a transplant from her dead body, finds out he's a half-ghoul and has a hard time transitioning...the list could go on and on.[[spoiler: It gets even worse for him during the Aogiri arc, where he was systematically tortured for ten days and had a mental breakdown due to it.]] Can someone give this poor guy a hug?
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: His CCG file states that he was "Erased", leaving some ambiguity over whether or not he survived his battle with Arima]].
* TheUnfavorite: His aunt despised him, resenting the way he made her own son look bad in comparison and projecting her hatred of his mother onto him. Over time, she stopped feeding him (leaving meager change for him to buy snacks with) and did spiteful things like throwing out all his father's books to hurt him.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Played with. After being tortured, he emerges with white hair and a greater willingness to commit brutal deeds.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: As Kaneki grows stronger, his sanity slowly disintegrates. This started after being tortured by Yamori and then continued as a side effect due to [[spoiler: eating Ghouls. When he manifests his Kakuja for the first time, he becomes a rambling lunatic and Shinohara describes him as the most insane Ghoul he has ever met]].
* WorthyOpponent: He has great respect for Amon, even asking his name the second time they meet face to face. Afterwards, he mentally pleads for Amon to not die after seriously wounding him.

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* ABirthdayNotABreak: His battle with Yamori and escape from Aogiri took place on December 20th, ironically and appropriately his 19th birthday.TheAce: Akira refers to him as "The Ace of the Mado group".
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Kaneki in {{Adorkable}}: He can be adorably awkward on occasion.
** When
his deranged state, usually does a Shaft head tilt.
* AbusiveParents: After his parents died, Kaneki went to live with his aunt. She became jealous that he excelled academically while her own son did not. She started giving
superior tells him less food and eventually stopped feeding him, merely giving him some money so he could buy his own food. At the start of the series, Kaneki is a college student living alone and seems to have no contact with his aunt.
** WickedStepmother: His aunt seems to follow the Evil Stepmother handbook in her treatment of Kaneki, being petty and cruel to him
aim for the crime of existing.sky, he asks for a goodbye hug to conclude his HurricaneOfPuns.
* {{Adorkable}}: This ** He makes many cute, awkward expressions whenever lamenting how lame he is even commented on in-verse by some characters who find Kaneki adorable.
acting.
** He has a poster of bananas in his room, of all things.
* AdrenalineMakeover: During AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Akira mentions that he's "an existence" that other Investigators look down on, tolerated less than the timeskip, he develops from a mousy young man prone to wearing pullover sweaters or dress shirts into a confident and aggressive leader prone to wearing all-black combat gear with strategic cutouts. He also buffs up considerably, and gets rid of his medical eye-patch in favor of one with a stylized centipede on it.Quinix.
* AGlassOfChianti: The vampire variant, as BadassBookworm: He's a sign high-ranked Investigator, and seems to be very fond of his changed personality after the timeskip. While discussing business with Itori, he's seen drinking from a martini glass. Suffice to say, it isn't alcohol he's drinking.books.
* AllLovingHero: Played with. He expresses the desire to protect everyone, and realizes as a half-Ghoul he's the only one capable of seeing both sides of the conflict between the two species. However, after BewareTheNiceOnes: Implied. Akira mentions that his DespairEventHorizon, his desire to protect others takes a decidedly darker turn. Touka eventually calls him out on his behavior, suggesting rather than wanting to protect everyone he's team has never actually just terrified of losing people seen him fight seriously, with his full strength. She warns Urie and acting selfishly.Shirazu against becoming like him.
* AmbiguouslyBi: BlackSheep: He's looked down on more than one occasion thought by his peers in CCG, to the point of other men as "beautiful", while having outright romantic interests or ShipTease with women.being humiliated in front of a subordinate.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: How the series begins, as Kaneki goes from BladeOnAStick: His Quinque is essentially a normal young man attacked spear, and heavily resembles one used by a Ghoul to a HalfHumanHybrid.Arima years ago.
* AnimalMotifs: Kaneki is often associated with centipedes. He even upgrades ByTheBookCop: When his eyepatch subordinates ignore protocol, he attempts to one with a centipede pattern. [[spoiler: His kagune eventually end up taking a centipede-like form after quote Article 13 at them. They immediately brush him off.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: He consults Donato, getting valuable insight in
the events in Kanou's lab, after he goes temporarily goes crazy due to acivating his kakuja for the first time, gained from cannibalizing ghouls]].investigation of Torso.
* AntiHero: ContinuityNod: He develops first met Akira in a more ruthless personality after enduring nearly graveyard, while she was visiting a week of torture at grave and discussing her new partner. This is the hands of Yamori, becoming willing to do whatever is necessary to protect the ones he cares about.same way that Akira and Amon once met.
* {{Badass}}: Oh, yeah. Kaneki may have started off weak, but GoofyPrintUnderwear: Boxer briefs with training the word "Energy" printed on them. Stolen by Urie and experience, he becomes one of the most dangerous ghouls in the series. [[spoiler:When using his half-Kakuja, he's a SS ranked Ghoul]].
* BadassBookworm: Although Kaneki lacks the experience that other ghouls have, he is able
given to quickly process information and creates strategies. At some points, we also see him pull off moves because he studied them so hard from books. [[spoiler: After he leaves Anteiku, he has shown to read martial art books to train]].
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with. His ordeal leaves him
Chie as a much more dangerous character, and he starts things off by EATING all of his tormentor's kagune, followed by systematically breaking half of another enemy's bones one by one.
* TheBerserker: [[spoiler: While in his Half-Kajuka state, he loses control of himself and viciously attacks everything in his path. He's barely able to restrain himself enough to only eat Shinohara's Quinque armor, and later is horrified by his actions]].
present for her "model".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: His kindness masks GrayEyes: Hinting at both his role as a frightening capacity for ruthlessness or brutality, especially after being tortured by Yamori.mentor to the other hybrids, and his innocent nature.
* {{Bookworm}}: HalfHumanHybrid: He really likes to read books, to the extent that his ideal date is a bookstore date.Ghoul-Human Hybrid in the service of CCG.
** CuteBookworm: * HeroicSelfDeprecation: He starts out as one, being incredibly shy definitely feels overwhelmed by his assignment, and more comfortable with difficulty keeping his books than most people.team in line, something he readily admits to.
* BreakTheCutie: After the operation, Kaneki's life seems to be HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a series of traumatic events. Just becoming Ghoul, he is a high-ranked Ghoul takes an enormous toll on him psychologically and emotionally, but after he's tortured by Yamori he begins a dark spiral.Investigator.
* ButNowIMustGo: At the finale HurricaneOfPuns: He's extremely fond of the Aogiri Arc, Kaneki decides to leave Anteiku word play and forms his own tight-knit gang in order to continue fighting Aogiri Tree on his own.silly puns.
* CannibalismSuperpower: [[spoiler: He began devouring ghouls after the Aogiri arc in order to strengthen his ghoul abilities, which allowed him to become a half-kakuja. Notably, he was able to overwhelm ''[[BadassNormal Shinohara]]'', and would have eaten him had he not barely held himself back from doing so]].
* CharacterTic: After bring tortured by Yamori for over a week, he inherits his habit of cracking his fingers right before he gets into a fight. Interestingly, Yamori himself picked up the tic from the man who tortured ''him'' and turned him insane.
** Hide eventually reveals to Touka
ImAHumanitarian: Implied. It's mentioned that Kaneki touches he cannot eat human food like his chin whenever he's being evasive or attempting subordinates, suggesting he probably has to lie, something he picked up from his mother.live off flesh.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Hide. They knew each other since elementary school.
* ClarkKentOutfit: Expected, considering
MeaningfulName: "Haise" means "Ash" and can also be pronounced as "Grey", the training that Kaneki has been doing since he became a ghoul. You don't see the results until [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/262629/tokyo-ghoul_v9_ch88_by_kawa-scans/14 after]] the Aogiri Arc. He still looks color of his hair. His family name can be translated as scrawny as usual "assistant", a nod to his subordinate relationships with clothes on.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He endured a week of torture at the hands of Yamori,
Arima and since then he's [[spoiler: broken half the bones in Ayato's body and threatened Madam A with torture]].Akira.
* CombatTentacles: He's a [[GlassCannon Rinkaku]] type. In his case, his kagune manifests as four tentacles from his midsection, just like Rize. [[spoiler: His kakuja Kagune emerge from the same area, but he has six of them and they're shaped and act like centipedes]].
* CoolBigBro: To Hinami. He even teaches her how to read difficult Kanji.
* CoolMask: It has one eye exposed (his ghoul eye, as opposed to the eyepatch he normally wears to cover it) and a false mouth that gives him a SlasherSmile until he unzips it.
MulticoloredHair: White with black roots.
** [[spoiler:When using his kakuja, another mask forms over his face. It features an eye-like structure on the middle of his face, between his normal eyes, and it has a jagged beak-like design going downward]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His father died while he was still NiceGuy: He's very young, and kind, which is probably one reason he struggles to control his mother later worked herself to death attempting to provide for her own family ''and'' her sister's family. His aunt took him in, but ultimately began to emotionally abuse him.
* CosmicPlaything: The universe seems to hate Kaneki, heaping tragedy after tragedy on him.
subordinates.
* CreepyCentipedes: He becomes associated with them during the Aogiri Arc, leading up NightmareSequence: In chapter 3, he has a nightmare where a suspiciously familiar figure clings to Yamori sticking one in his ear as torture. After the timeskip, he begins wearing an eyepatch with a centipede pattern back and later, [[spoiler: develops a half-Kakuja form that resembles one. CCG gives him the alias "Centipede" as a result]].
* CreepyMonotone: He's had a tendency to switch to this during his more ruthless moments, ever since being tortured. He pairs it with DissonantSerenity for an extra dose of creepiness.
taunts him.
* CruelMercy[=/=]ThrowEmToTheWolves: After beating Yamori within an inch of his life and devouring his Kagune, Kaneki refuses to finish him off. ** BadDreams: He instead leaves the other Ghoul weak and vulnerable, with CCG Investigators battling their way through the building and sure to find him eventually. Sure enough, [[PsychopathicManchild one]] does eventually find and finish Yamori off in a suitably brutal fashion.calls it "the usual", suggesting he suffers from frequent nightmares.
* CurbStompBattle: He was on ProHumanTranshuman: Devoted to protecting humans from Ghouls, using the receiving end with Tsukiyama and later Shachi in their first battle. He dishes one out to Yamori, in a case of TheDogBitesBack.abilities resulting from his hybrid status.
* DeathGlare: He's gotten quite good at it, RealMenCanCook: He enjoys cooking for his team, even though he's unable to the extent that Nico compares him to Yamori.enjoy it with them.
* DeclarationOfProtection: He declares he will protect everyone SequelHook: A disjointed "ha i se ..." appeared in final CCG scene in the last chapter of the original ''Tokyo Ghoul'', hinting at Anteiku, but his methods are.....questionable at times.
role as CCG's new secret weapon in the sequel.
* {{Determinator}}: ShoutOut: He first shows signs of being one when fighting Nisho, and becomes even more wears a tee shirt (and matching ''underwear'') featuring a stylized image of one after of the members of the [[JapanesePopMusic JPop]] boy-band ''EXILE TRIBE''.
* ShroudedInMyth: When he first became an Investigator, there were already rumors about him being "[[HalfHumanHybrid different]]" from other Investigators. Akira knew of him even before meeting him for the first time. However, since then he's pretty much become the guy
his week-long ordeal.coworkers look down on.
* DiseaseBleach: His hair is bleached white after being tortured extensively SkilledButNaive: He's a highly-skilled Investigator, but criticized by Yamori.
* DissonantSerenity: While other Ghouls tend to become more loud and aggressive when they snap, Kaneki has a tendency to
his peers as extremely naive. Akira even warns him that this will be eerily calm while doing things like [[TheDogBitesBack forcing Yamori to count by Sevens]] or [[spoiler: systematically breaking half the bones in Ayato's body while naming them]].his downfall.
* TheDogBitesBack: Quite literally, when he finally broke free SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses while reading, and turned on Yamori. He tears off and eats several chunks from the other Ghoul's face, then uses the regained strength to beat Yamori within an inch of has numerous bookcases in his life.room.
* ExtremeDoormat: "Better to be hurt than to hurt others". After being told this by his mother, he clings to it as a motto in life and decides it's better to be a victim than to lash out at others. He abandons and completely rejects this notion, once a hallucination of Rize makes SuperiorSuccessor: CCG has assigned him realize his mother's inability to stand up to her sister not only killed her but left him alone.with the task of creating an Investigator that can surpass Arima.
* EyepatchOfPower: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He wears one has many similarities to conceal his Ghoul eye, originally just a plain medical eyepatch. He later begins wearing one with a centipede motif.the previous series' protagonist Ken Kaneki in terms of appearance, personality, and hobbies.
* EyeScream: The victim of TarotMotifs: VIII. ''Strength''.
* TeamDad: He's desperately attempting to be
this more than once. Yamori injects him with an RC suppressant by jabbing a needle into the tear duct, and near the end of the series [[spoiler: Arima stabs out both of to his eyes]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Kaneki slowly becomes an AntiHero version of this trope. He begins the story as a meek college student, but his life takes a ''very'' different turn when he's transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid. After Yamori tortures him, he decides that he will "[[KillEmAll remove]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil all the weeds]]" and spends six months becoming one of the most feared Ghouls in Tokyo. Between [[spoiler: satisfying his HorrorHunger through cannibalism and slaughtering the members of the Ghoul Restaurant]], he becomes something of a mythological figure feared by both Ghouls and CCG.
team.
* GeniusBruiser: He is an intelligent, bookish young man but also one ** TeamMom: What he actually is, taking care of the strongest Ghouls in the series.his team both professionally and at home.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: He gains these during particularly brutal moments.WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. He's repeatedly criticized for showing mercy to Ghouls, and accused of having sympathy for them.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Kaneki's HealingFactor is abnormally strong even for a Ghoul, allowing him to regenerate lost appendages repeatedly with little effort.
* GrayEyes: Initially, it shows his innocent nature. However, as the story progresses it comes to symbolize his strength of will and dangerously unstable nature.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-human half-ghoul, though he became one through a transplant rather than naturally.
* HealingFactor: His healing factor goes from above average to exceptional once he starts eating regularly, allowing him to heal broken bones within seconds. This is demonstrated when his leg is twisted around several times, and he simply whips it back around and snaps it back into place.
* HeroicSafeMode: [[spoiler: After he's knocked out by Amon in their fight in chapter 133, his Kakujya awakens and the fight continues]].
* HeroicWillpower: He brought out his kagune for the first time to save Hide from Nishiki.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hide, his only friend since childhood. He begins to slowly push Hide away after becoming a Ghoul, fearful of what would happen if Hide were to find out. Even so, Hide never stops looking for him and eventually [[spoiler: when they are finally reunited, Hide reveals he knew almost the entire time Kaneki had become a Ghoul and didn't care]].
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: After escaping Aogiri Tree, Kaneki primarily feeds on other Ghouls rather than humans. He does it explicitly to become more powerful, rather than out of any altruistic intentions.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku", in line with his gentle personality.
* KickTheMoralityPet: [[spoiler: When he first manifests his Kakuja form, he ends up stabbing his arm through Banjou's gut and beating the others up pretty badly. This event makes him take a step back, horrified to realize just how far gone he really has become in his quest to destroy Aogiri]].
* KillEmAll: After suffering at their hands, he determines that Aogiri Tree must be wiped out entirely.
* LastNameBasis: Almost everyone refers to him by his last name, even his closest friends like Hide.
* LaughingMad: When Yamori puts a live centipede in his ear, Kaneki notes that he can hear someone laughing. After a moment, he realizes that he's the one laughing, having finally gone completely over the edge.
* MamasBoy: Kaneki adored his mother, and gained his gentle nature from her. However, he also harbors deep-seated resentment towards her for working herself to death and leaving him alone.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: After being tortured, his pain tolerance has reached such a level that he reacts to most injuries with mild annoyance (at most) as opposed to the usual screaming or crippling shock. He even points out how in comparison, things like a broken leg are nothing.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: His sanity was greatly damaged by Yamori torturing him, as his increasingly brutal actions while [[spoiler: cannibalizing other Ghouls]] takes a massive toll on his mind.
* MistakenForRomance: When going to a book signing with Hinami, he corrects the assumption that she is his girlfriend.
* MonstrousCannibalism: [[spoiler: As a sign of his growing ruthlessness, Kaneki actively engages in cannibalism in order to become more powerful. Tsukiyama notes the heavy toll doing so takes on his sanity over time]].
* MoodSwinger: After the Aogiri Arc, Banjou expresses concern with how easily Kaneki swings between his normal, gentle self and a far more ruthless personality. That he can go from laughing nervously at teasing to calmly thinking about chopping someone's arms off to gain information shows just how fractured his mind has started to become.
* MoralityAdjustment: After his torture and resulting acceptance of his nature as a Ghoul, Kaneki begins a slide into AntiHero territory, becoming more brutal and ruthless in his efforts to achieve his goals.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Several times during the early stages of the series when he ''nearly'' does things that would have gone beyond the blurred line that defines ghouls and humans. At one point, he impales Yomo with his arm while in the throes of his hunger, and later on [[spoiler: after developing his Kakuja he wounds Banjou and during the attack on Anteiku, he slices off Amon's arm]].
* {{Nephewism}}: After his mother died, Kaneki was put under the care of his aunt, who basically treated him like trash.
* NiceGuy: He starts out as a very kind young man, which earns him many friends among Ghouls.
* NiceGuysFinishLast: He comes to this conclusion, while hallucinating a conversation with Rize about his mother's fate.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: After his ordeal at Yamori's hands, he adopts this policy.
* PermaShave: He spends nearly two weeks in captivity, and is absolutely filthy by the end of it but never develops so much as a bit of peach fuzz from it.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: He says this to a hallucination of his mother, finally admitting to the resentment he felt over her working herself to death and leaving him an orphan.
* PsychoticSmirk: Sports one throughout his fight with Yamori.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives a great one to [[spoiler: Dr. Kanou, upon learning the truth about the doctor's experiments]].
* RedBaron: "Eyepatch" or "One-eyed Ghoul" [[spoiler: Later, "Centipede" as well, though the CCG except for Amon thinks it's a separate ghoul entirely]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Hide's Red. Also the Blue to Touka's Red.
* RedRightHand: A subtle one. After his torture and slide into AntiHero status, Kaneki's nails have turned black.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He sets off on one at the conclusion of the Aogiri Arc, having decided to destroy Aogiri Tree and anyone else he deems one of the "bad beans". It lasts roughly six months, before he's [[KickTheMoralityPet forced]] to realize how far off the rails his quest for revenge has taken him.
* SanitySlippage: Begins when he is tortured for a week, and it just gets worse from there on out.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Hide's Manly Man.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: After the timeskip, he begins wearing a form-fitting black battle suit. Its backless to allow for his kagune, though exposes much more than necessary -- possibly because [[HoYay Tsukiyama]] designed it for him.
* ShipTease: He has multiple moments hinting at mutual attraction between him and Touka, who warms up to him as time goes by. Their time apart only seems to strengthen the mutual attraction, with Touka dreaming of what she would say to him and him wanting to keep her safe.
* ShirtlessScene: When he emerges from the shower in chapter 88, showing off just how buff he's gotten since leaving Anteiku.
* ShowerOfAngst: He takes one after the death of Ryouko Fueguchi, having come to understand the harsh reality of life for Ghouls.
* ShrinkingViolet: Male version. Before the start of the series, he only had one friend due to how shy he was. He later grew out of it.
* SmellsSexy: Zigzagged. While Nishiki complains that he "reeks like a female Ghoul", Tsukiyama and his compatriots at the Ghoul Restaurant find his scent utterly entrancing. This results in plenty of PervertedSniffing from Tsukiyama.
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: A major element of his CharacterDevelopment, as he struggles to accept his new life as a Ghoul.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Early on, when he loses control his Ghoul side functions as this -- he gains considerable strength, but also begins to behave more like Rize. He eventually embraces this side of himself, and becomes more powerful for it. [[spoiler: His Half-Kakuja form later serves as this again, since the boost in power is accompanied by increased savagery and madness]].
* SuperPrototype: [[spoiler: He was only ever intended to be a test of the procedure, in preparation for testing it on Kuro and Shiro. Instead, he surpasses all expectations and Dr. Kanou refers to him as his ultimate creation]].
* TarotMotifs: XII. ''The Hanged Man''. Later, he gains associations with VII. ''The Chariot'' and finally IX. ''The Hermit''.
* TerrorHero: As the series goes on, Kaneki is willing to use fear to defeat his opponents.
* TookALevelInBadass: He becomes stronger and more willing to fight throughout the series, but the most noticeable jump in awesome comes after being tortured for ten days by the Aogiri. He becomes one of the most dangerous and powerful Ghouls in the setting after that. [[spoiler: And becomes far more dangerous after gaining a kakuja kagune after eating other ghouls]].
** This becomes deconstructed [[spoiler: when he goes berserk from eating other ghouls, resulting in him realizing that he may have [[HeWhoFightsMonsters become the very thing that he is trying to protect people from]].]]
* TragicHero: In the opening chapter, Kaneki states that if he were the protagonist of a story, it would be a tragedy.
** Touka screams at him to stop acting like one, while delivering a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him.
* TraumaCongaLine: Seriously, Kaneki has ''horrible'' luck. First his less-than-stellar childhood, his pseudo girlfriend turns out to be a ghoul and he gets critically wounded that he needs a transplant from her dead body, finds out he's a half-ghoul and has a hard time transitioning...the list could go on and on.[[spoiler: It gets even worse for him during the Aogiri arc, where he was systematically tortured for ten days and had a mental breakdown due to it.]] Can someone give this poor guy a hug?
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: His CCG file states that he was "Erased", leaving some ambiguity over whether or not he survived his battle with Arima]].
* TheUnfavorite: His aunt despised him, resenting the way he made her own son look bad in comparison and projecting her hatred of his mother onto him. Over time, she stopped feeding him (leaving meager change for him to buy snacks with) and did spiteful things like throwing out all his father's books to hurt him.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Played with. After being tortured, he emerges with white hair and a greater willingness to commit brutal deeds.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: As Kaneki grows stronger, his sanity slowly disintegrates. This started after being tortured by Yamori and then continued as a side effect due to [[spoiler: eating Ghouls. When he manifests his Kakuja for the first time, he becomes a rambling lunatic and Shinohara describes him as the most insane Ghoul he has ever met]].
* WorthyOpponent: He has great respect for Amon, even asking his name the second time they meet face to face. Afterwards, he mentally pleads for Amon to not die after seriously wounding him.



[[folder:Touka Kirishima]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SoraAmamiya

A 16-year-old high school student Ghoul working in the local cafe, Anteiku. She is helping Kaneki understand what it means to be one and the thin line between humans and ghouls. She is fascinated by humans, and longs to live a normal life among them as much as possible.


* ActionGirl: And how. Not only will she kick ass, but she won't hesitate to kill anyone who threaten her friends or risk revealing they're ghouls.
* AnimalMotifs: She is often associated with rabbits. She is also associated with birds due to her Ukaku Kagune that resembles a wing.
* {{Badass}}: She can effortlessly outfight common Ghouls, and even more infamous Ghouls like Tsukiyama consider her a dangerous opponent.
* BeneathTheMask: She keeps up a mask of cold indifference or hostility, but is actually a very kind girl that longs for a normal life.
* BookDumb: Her grades aren't the best. Though it doesn't help that she never went to elementary school.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Ayato's Cain.
* CoolBigSis: Towards Hinami, whom she more or less acts as guardian for. She tried to be one for her brother, Ayato, but it...[[CainAndAbel didn't work out]], suffice to say.
* CoolMask: Well, at least if you like rabbits.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Her parents were killed when she was younger. Mado and Shinohara hunted down her father.
* CurbStompBattle: She gave one hell of one to Tsukiyama.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Her father, Arata was a kind and loving father, that tried to teach them the importance of living with humans. He was killed by the Doves.
* DeathGlare: She's a master at these.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She's initially cold and harsh towards Kaneki, but slowly warms up to him over time. [[spoiler:She even wants to go with him when he decides to leave after the Aogiri Arc but he encourages her to stay and take her entrance exams so that she can go on to college and keep leading a normal life.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Every one of her fights end with her bloody. But she never gives up.
* TheDreaded: All Ghouls acknowledge how dangerous Touka is, and even Tsukiyama will admit how terrifying she can be at full power.
* FragileSpeedster: Her type is noted to be exceptionally fast, but not very strong or tough.
* FreakinessShame: When Nishiki's girlfriend Kimi sees Touka's kagune, she thinks Touka looks beautiful. Touka, who had just tried to kill Kimi because she knows they're ghouls, runs away wondering how a human could think a ghoul is beautiful.
* GenreSavvy: She wears a wig and a hoodie when going after Investigators, helping to conceal her identity. She also knows how to spread false information to help throw them off Hinami's trial.
* GoodIsNotNice: As a member of Anteiku, she helps to encourage peaceful coexistence between Ghouls and Humans. However, she's still willing to kill when necessary and can be brutal to other Ghouls.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Her friend Yoriko thinks Kaneki is her boyfriend/the boy she likes when she sees them together. Touka is not amused.
--> '''Yoriko:''' (whisper)-"''Go for it!''" *fist pump*
--> '''Touka:''' ''"Whadya mean,'' go for it?!"
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Her and Yoriko. She would even eat Yoriko's food despite it being bad for her.
* HotBlooded: Her icy disposition belies a fierce temper and passionate heart. She's all smiles when dealing with customers at the cafe, but will quickly get annoyed and insult others who she cannot stand. Kaneki is on the receiving end of most of it. This facet of her personality is responsible for [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the final event that brought the doves over to the 20th ward.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: She wants to experience everything in the human world like a normal girl, despite the threat of being revealed as a ghoul.
* IWillWaitForYou: After Kaneki refuses to let her come with him at the end of the Aogiri Arc, she decides to wait for his return to Anteiku, although she's deeply resented from his drastic change of personality and how he left her behind. [[spoiler: At the end of the series, she's still waiting for him, even though there isn't an Anteiku to return to anymore and it's unclear whether Kaneki is still alive.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is rude and aggressive to Kaneki at first. But was kind enough to stop Kaneki from eating Hide when Kaneki when insane with hunger.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Touka's brother Ayato directly compares [[ShipTease Kaneki]] to their father, Arata.
* LivingADoubleLife: She chooses to live as close to a normal human life as possible, attending high school and making human friends. Uta describes this as a balancing act, with those living like Touka having an incredibly narrow rope to walk.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She goes through this after killing Mado and seeing his wedding ring.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She took revenge for Hanami's mother, but in doing so she killed the wrong CCG agent and caused the organization to turn their attentions ''to'' the 20th ward, instead of letting the murder go and avoid their attention in the first place.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Twice with Kaneki. First, when Touka lifts Kaneki's shirt to check his muscles after training, Uta just happens to walk in. The other time is Yoriko finds Kaneki in Touka's apartment.
* PartingWordsRegret: Implied. [[spoiler: In their last conversation, Touka got into a fist-fight with Kaneki and concluded by calling him "trash" and telling him to stay out of Anteiku. Soon afterwards, Anteiku is raided by CCG and Kaneki is defeated by Arima with his ultimate fate ambiguous]].
* PeekABangs: Her bangs typically conceal her right eye, visually signifying she is an individual who has something to hide.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers more than one to Kaneki over time, generally aimed at calling him out of his self-pity or self-destructive behaviors. In the final one, she screams at him to stop acting like a TragicHero and deciding things for other people.
* RedBaron: "Rabbit."
* ShipTease: She has considerable hints of mutual affection with Kaneki, who she warms up to and begins to show great concern for. She is willing to abandon her efforts at a normal life for him, and during their time apart she dreams up multiple scenarios of what she would say to him.
* ShesGotLegs: She has long, pretty legs and a lot of her clothing shows this off. Especially in the anime.
* {{Shorttank}}: The tomboyish female lead who constantly gets angry at the main character, but likes rabbits.
* SpeedBlitz: She's so fast she can carve up her opponent with dozens of cuts in the blink of an eye.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: We see that Touka looks just like a darker haired version of her mother.
* TarotMotifs: II. ''The High Priestess''.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Touka has called herself a murderer that probably should die.
* TrainingFromHell: How she trained Kaneki, beating him up and even breaking his finger.
* {{Tsundere}}: She is typically brash, rude, and violent, demonstrated in her first encounter with Kaneki. However, she does warm up to people and she is shown caring about others such as Hinami and her human friend Yoriko. She even forces herself to eat the food Yoriko gives her because it makes the other happy despite the fact that it tastes terrible to ghouls and even makes them ill.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She looks just like her brother, Ayato. So much so that when Banjou first met her, he thought she was Ayato.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Once Nishiki starts working at Anteiku, the two constantly bicker with each other. However, they're actually on the same page about a lot of things and will readily help each other out when necessary.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Birds]]: Due to a bird picking at her right eye when she was young, Touka HATES birds.
* WingedHumanoid: Her kagune resembles an insect's wings, and is used for delivering quick slashes.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Touka has been on the losing end of a fight with Tsukiyama because she insisted on eating food Yoriko gave her, which affected her fighting abilities.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has short dark blue hair.

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[[folder:Tooru Mutsuki]]
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A 16-year-old high school student 19-year old rookie Ghoul working in Investigator and member of Quinix. An Artificial One-Eyed Ghoul, though prone to suffering from bouts of poor health and ill-suited to violence. Unlike the local cafe, Anteiku. She others, Mutsuki is helping Kaneki understand reliable and hard-working.

* AfraidOfBlood: Mentions that he has trouble with the sight of blood, even protesting against having to eat meat if it's rare.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has a much darker complexion than any other character.
* AmbiguousGender: Masculine pronouns, thought of as a guy by others, and a bound chest? It isn't clear
what it means to be one and the thin line between humans and ghouls. She is fascinated by humans, and longs to live a normal life among them as much as possible.


* ActionGirl: And how. Not only will she kick ass, but she won't hesitate to kill anyone who threaten her friends or risk revealing they're ghouls.
* AnimalMotifs: She is often associated
going on with rabbits. She is also associated with birds due to her Ukaku Kagune that resembles a wing.Mutsuki.
* {{Badass}}: She can effortlessly outfight common Ghouls, and even more infamous Ghouls like Tsukiyama consider her EyepatchOfPower: Wears a dangerous opponent.medical eyepatch.
* BeneathTheMask: She keeps up a mask HalfHumanHybrid: One of cold indifference or hostility, but is actually a very kind girl that longs for a normal life.the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Wears an eyepatch due to not being able to control the [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]].

* BookDumb: Her grades aren't the best. HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though it doesn't help that she never went to elementary school.technically a Ghoul, Mutsuki works for CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* IllGirl: Mutsuki suffers bouts of anemia, and is the weakest member of the team.

* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Ayato's Cain.
* CoolBigSis: Towards Hinami, whom she more or less acts as guardian for. She tried to be one for her brother, Ayato, but it...[[CainAndAbel didn't work out]], suffice to say.
ImAHumanitarian: Averted. Unlike other hybrids, Mutsuki can eat human food.
* CoolMask: Well, at least if you like rabbits.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Her parents were killed when she was younger. Mado
JapanesePronouns: "Ore", in contrast to a gentle personality and Shinohara hunted down her father.apparent sex.
* CurbStompBattle: She gave NiceGuy: Very kind and so normal one hell of one to Tsukiyama.wonders why Mutsuki joined Quinix.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Her father, Arata was a kind and loving father, that tried to teach them the importance of living with humans. He was killed by the Doves.
* DeathGlare: She's a master at these.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She's initially cold and harsh towards Kaneki, but slowly warms up to him over time. [[spoiler:She even wants to go with him when he decides to leave after the Aogiri Arc but he encourages her to stay and take her entrance exams so that she can go on to college and keep leading a normal life.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Every one of her fights end with her bloody. But she never gives up.
* TheDreaded: All Ghouls acknowledge how dangerous Touka is, and even Tsukiyama will admit how terrifying she can be at full power.
* FragileSpeedster: Her type is noted
NonActionGuy: Stated to be exceptionally fast, but not very strong or tough.
* FreakinessShame: When Nishiki's girlfriend Kimi sees Touka's kagune, she thinks Touka looks beautiful. Touka, who had just tried to kill Kimi because she knows they're ghouls, runs away wondering how a
the weakest member of the team, with an RC level barely above the human could think norm. As a ghoul is beautiful.
result, Sasaki states Mutsuki isn't suited to the team's purpose of creating a high-level Investigator.
* GenreSavvy: She wears a wig OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only member that actually follows orders and a hoodie when going after Investigators, helping to conceal her identity. She also knows how to spread false information to help throw them off Hinami's trial.does what is expected without causing trouble.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Mutsuki's hybrid status is entirely for the sake of protecting humanity from Ghouls.

* GoodIsNotNice: As a member ScarsAreForever: Mutsuki's chest is covered in scars of Anteiku, she helps to encourage peaceful coexistence between Ghouls and Humans. However, she's still willing to kill when necessary and can be brutal to other Ghouls.unknown origin.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Her friend Yoriko thinks SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Has a lot of similarities to Ken Kaneki is her boyfriend/the boy she likes when she sees them together. Touka is not amused.
--> '''Yoriko:''' (whisper)-"''Go for it!''" *fist pump*
--> '''Touka:''' ''"Whadya mean,'' go for it?!"
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Her
before his capture and Yoriko. She would even eat Yoriko's food despite it being bad for her.
* HotBlooded: Her icy disposition belies a fierce temper and passionate heart. She's all smiles when dealing with customers at
torture halfway through the cafe, but will quickly get annoyed and insult others who she cannot stand. Kaneki is on first series.
** Wears a medical eyepatch to hide
the receiving end of most of it. This facet of her personality is responsible for [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the final event that brought the doves over to the 20th ward.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: She wants to
kakugan.
** Has little
experience everything in the human world like a normal girl, despite the threat of being revealed as a ghoul.
* IWillWaitForYou: After Kaneki refuses to let her come
with him at the end of the using a Kagune.
** Gets captured by an
Aogiri Arc, she decides to wait for his return to Anteiku, although she's deeply resented from his drastic change of personality and how he left her behind. [[spoiler: At the end of the series, she's still waiting for him, even though there isn't an Anteiku to return to anymore and it's unclear whether Kaneki is still alive.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is rude and aggressive to Kaneki at first. But was kind enough to stop Kaneki from eating Hide when Kaneki when insane with hunger.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Touka's brother Ayato directly compares [[ShipTease Kaneki]] to their father, Arata.
* LivingADoubleLife: She chooses to live as close to a normal human life as possible, attending high school and making human friends. Uta describes this as a balancing act, with those living like Touka having an incredibly narrow rope to walk.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She goes through this after killing Mado and seeing his wedding ring.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She took revenge for Hanami's mother, but in doing so she killed the wrong CCG agent and caused the organization to turn their attentions ''to'' the 20th ward, instead of letting the murder go and avoid their attention in the first place.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Twice with Kaneki. First, when Touka lifts Kaneki's shirt to check his muscles after training, Uta just happens to walk in. The other time is Yoriko finds Kaneki in Touka's apartment.
* PartingWordsRegret: Implied. [[spoiler: In their last conversation, Touka got into a fist-fight with Kaneki and concluded by calling him "trash" and telling him to stay out of Anteiku. Soon afterwards, Anteiku is raided by CCG and Kaneki is defeated by Arima with his ultimate fate ambiguous]].
* PeekABangs: Her bangs typically conceal her right eye, visually signifying she is an individual who has something to hide.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers more than one to Kaneki over time, generally aimed at calling him out of his self-pity or self-destructive behaviors. In the final one, she screams at him to stop acting like a TragicHero and deciding things for other people.
* RedBaron: "Rabbit."
* ShipTease: She has considerable hints of mutual affection with Kaneki, who she warms up to and begins to show great concern for. She is willing to abandon her efforts at a normal life for him, and during their time apart she dreams up multiple scenarios of what she would say to him.
* ShesGotLegs: She has long, pretty legs and a lot of her clothing shows this off. Especially in the anime.
* {{Shorttank}}: The tomboyish female lead who constantly gets angry at the main character, but likes rabbits.
* SpeedBlitz: She's so fast she can carve up her opponent with dozens of cuts in the blink of an eye.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: We see that Touka looks just like a darker haired version of her mother.
* TarotMotifs: II. ''The High Priestess''.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Touka has called herself a murderer that probably should die.
* TrainingFromHell: How she trained Kaneki, beating him up and even breaking his finger.
* {{Tsundere}}: She is typically brash, rude, and violent, demonstrated in her first encounter with Kaneki. However, she does warm up to people and she is shown caring about others such as Hinami and her human friend Yoriko. She even forces herself to eat the food Yoriko gives her because it makes the other happy despite the fact that it tastes terrible to ghouls and even makes them ill.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She looks just like her brother, Ayato. So much so that when Banjou first met her, he thought she was Ayato.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Once Nishiki starts working at Anteiku, the two constantly bicker with each other. However, they're actually on the same page about a lot of things and will readily help each other out when necessary.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Birds]]: Due to a bird picking at her right eye when she was young, Touka HATES birds.
* WingedHumanoid: Her kagune resembles an insect's wings, and is used for delivering quick slashes.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Touka has been on the losing end of a fight with Tsukiyama because she insisted on eating food Yoriko gave her, which affected her fighting abilities.
Tree associated Ghoul.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has short dark blue Has blue-green hair.



[[folder:Rize Kamishiro]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa

A sweet girl with a fondness for books. However, under her charming personality and appearance she is known as "Binge Eater" Rize, a well-known Ghoul that terrorized several other wards before moving to the 20th ward. Her kagune is started to be extremely powerful and unique, making her a much-sought after target by multiple groups.


* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is depicted as a light purple in the anime.
* BadassBookworm: It seems that she liked reading and was reading the same book at Kaneki when he asks her out on a date. Tsukiyama also mentions that she liked to read and many chanters comment on the fact that she was one of the strongest ghouls. She was in fact able to take over the feeding grounds of several ghouls in the 20th district.
* BigEater: She's a ghoul known to eat humans more often than necessary, hence the moniker 'Binge Eater' Rize.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She initially seems like a shy and modest girl but that personality turned out to be a ruse in order to seduce Kaneki. She then proceeds to try and eat him.
* BoobsOfSteel: She was stacked and has been repeatedly stated to be a very powerful ghoul.
* CombatTentacles: She has four that emerge from her back, and she's quite good at using them to play with her food.
* TheCorrupter: In Kaneki's mind, it is a psychological manifestation of Rize that constantly encourages him to embrace his Ghoul instincts.
* CuteBookworm: Invoked. Coupled with her great fondness of books, she showed a shy and cute personality to seduce her victims just like she did with Kaneki.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: When her eyes are normal, at least.
* DamselInDistress: Banjou sees her as this and comes looking for her in the 20th ward because he thinks that she's in danger. [[spoiler:We later find out that she really is in danger. The beams that crushed her at the beginning of the series did not kill her and since that time she's been kept by Dr. Kanou as a means to create more ghouls. When we finally see her alive, she is powerless.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Rize is implied to be this at the beginning of the series. She is stated to have thrown several wards into chaos before moving on to the next. Her killing of the strongest Ghouls in District 11 allowed Aogiri to move in and take over.
* FemmeFatale: Known for using her beauty to lure in men. Interestingly though, she didn't play up her sexuality and instead projected a "shy girl" persona to lure in men. It worked too since that's what attracted Kaneki to her. Presumably, he wasn't the first guy to fall for this.
* FlowerMotifs: The Red Spider Lily, traditionally associated with Death and Abandonment or Loss. Her kagune are represented by these flowers in the opening, while her appearance to Kaneki in a vision prompts the flowers to begin appearing around them.
* ItAmusedMe: She lived solely for her own enjoyment, doing things to ease her boredom.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She's incredibly selfish and doesn't care about how her actions affect others.
* LivingMacGuffin: She ''was'' this, prior to being killed. Kaneki is considered a potential substitute by Aogiri, due to inheriting her kakuhou.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: [[HopelessSuitor Banjou]] seems to have viewed her as this, while everyone else recognized the damage her selfish actions caused to everyone around her.
* {{Meganekko}}: She played this trope up, coming across as sweet and demure prior to revealing her true nature.
* MsFanservice: She's pretty, has big boobs and even had a shower scene.
* MysteriousPast: Her past is shrouded in mystery, partially because of her tendency to move from Ward to Ward once she'd worn out her welcome. Her name is also revealed to be an alias. Since Ghouls almost ''never'' abandon their given name even when changing identities, her choice to create an entirely new identity hints that she was hiding something.
* NakedOnArrival: Her first appearance in the anime had her naked.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Although initially it seemed like the beams definitely crushed her, it is later revealed that she is not dead and is being kept alive to create more half ghouls. She is found half starved in Kanou's lab. However, she's barely even a shell of the person she used to be, as both her eyes are missing, she may not have any kagune left, and all she can do is eat.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If she's in your district, you can expect the CCG to be breathing down your necks soon due to the sheer damage she can cause.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Itori reveals that "Kamishiro Rize" does not exist, but is rather a name she adopted at some point.
* PosthumousCharacter: She dies fairly early in the series, but is referenced to by several characters. [[spoiler: It also seems that she was specifically killed so that her body could be used to turn humans into ghouls]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her hair, eyes, and accents in her clothing are purple. She's noted to have been an exceptionally powerful Ghoul, with unique Kagune that made her the target of more than one party.
* PurpleEyes: Not only are they quite striking, but actively sought by multiple parties for some unknown reason.
* RedBaron: "Binge Eater."
* TheSociopath: She displays all the hallmarks of a textbook Sociopath, with a superficial charm she uses to lure in her victims and a constant need for amusement. Her binging sprees do considerable damage, but she couldn't care less and skips town the moment things look bad, leaving others to deal with her messes.
* TheVamp: A beautiful, deadly woman that used her beauty to seduce her victims. Shinohara eventually figures out that the Binge Eater was a young woman, based on Rize's tendency to prey on attractive young men.
* VillainousGlutton: An unusual example, to say the least. She goes on brutal sprees of binge eating, leaving destruction and chaos in her wake.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: She lures Kaneki into a trap by claiming to be afraid of walking home alone, getting tears in her eyes and shaking with false fear. It works like a charm.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is purple.

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[[folder:Kuki Urie]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa

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A sweet girl with a fondness for books. However, under her charming personality and appearance she is known as "Binge Eater" Rize, a well-known 19-year old Rank 2 Ghoul that terrorized several other wards before moving to the 20th ward. Her kagune is started Investigator, and Squad Leader of Quinix. He has a harsh and cold personality, openly criticizing his superior and acting on his own without approval.

* AmbitionIsEvil: He seeks
to be extremely powerful and unique, making her a much-sought after target by multiple groups.


* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is depicted as a light purple in the anime.
* BadassBookworm: It seems that she liked reading and was reading the same book at Kaneki when he asks her out on a date. Tsukiyama also mentions that she liked to read and many chanters comment on the fact that she was one of the strongest ghouls. She was in fact able to take over the feeding grounds of several ghouls in the 20th district.
* BigEater: She's a ghoul known to eat humans more often than necessary, hence the moniker 'Binge Eater' Rize.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She initially seems like a shy and modest girl but that personality turned out to be a ruse in order to seduce Kaneki. She then proceeds to try and eat him.
* BoobsOfSteel: She was stacked and has been repeatedly stated to be a very powerful ghoul.
* CombatTentacles: She has four that emerge from her back, and she's quite good at using them to play with her food.
* TheCorrupter: In Kaneki's mind, it is a psychological manifestation of Rize that constantly encourages him to embrace his Ghoul instincts.
* CuteBookworm: Invoked. Coupled with her great fondness of books, she showed a shy and cute personality to seduce her victims just like she did with Kaneki.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: When her eyes are normal, at least.
* DamselInDistress: Banjou sees her as this and comes looking for her in the 20th ward because he thinks that she's in danger. [[spoiler:We later find out that she really is in danger. The beams that crushed her at the beginning of the series did not kill her and since that time she's been kept by Dr. Kanou as a means to create more ghouls. When we finally see her alive, she is powerless.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Rize is implied to be this at the beginning of the series. She is stated to have thrown several wards
promoted into chaos before moving on to the next. Her killing of mysterious "S3" squad, and intentionally causes problems within the strongest Ghouls in District 11 allowed Aogiri squad to move in and take over.
* FemmeFatale: Known for using her beauty to lure in men. Interestingly though, she didn't play up her sexuality and instead projected a "shy girl" persona to lure in men. It worked too since that's what attracted Kaneki to her. Presumably, he wasn't the first guy to fall for this.
* FlowerMotifs: The Red Spider Lily, traditionally associated with Death and Abandonment or Loss. Her kagune are represented by these flowers in the opening, while her appearance to Kaneki in a vision prompts the flowers to begin appearing around them.
achieve his own goals.
* ItAmusedMe: She lived solely for her own enjoyment, doing things to ease her boredom.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She's incredibly selfish and doesn't care about how her actions affect others.
* LivingMacGuffin: She ''was'' this, prior to being killed. Kaneki
BlackSheep: His squad is considered a potential substitute an "embarrassment" by Aogiri, due to inheriting her kakuhou.
CCG, and looked down on by other Investigators.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: [[HopelessSuitor Banjou]] seems to have viewed her as this, while everyone else recognized the damage her selfish actions caused to everyone around her.BladeBelowTheShoulder: He wields his kagune like a blade.
* {{Meganekko}}: She played this trope up, coming across as sweet and demure prior to revealing her true nature.FacialMarkings: Three dots beneath his left eye.
* MsFanservice: She's pretty, has big boobs and even had a shower scene.
* MysteriousPast: Her past is shrouded in mystery, partially because of her tendency to move from Ward to Ward once she'd worn out her welcome. Her name is also revealed to be an alias. Since Ghouls almost ''never'' abandon their given name even when changing identities, her choice to create an entirely new identity hints that she was hiding something.
* NakedOnArrival: Her first appearance in the anime had her naked.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Although initially it seemed like the beams definitely crushed her, it is later revealed that she is not dead and is being kept alive to create more half ghouls. She is found half starved in Kanou's lab. However, she's barely even a shell
HalfHumanHybrid: One of the person she used to be, as both her eyes Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are missing, she may not have any kagune left, officially thought of as "human".
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He always wears headphones,
and all she can do is eat.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If she's in your district, you can expect the CCG
doesn't seem to be breathing down your necks soon due to the sheer damage she can cause.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Itori reveals that "Kamishiro Rize" does not exist, but is rather a name she adopted at some point.
* PosthumousCharacter: She dies fairly early in the series, but is referenced to by several characters. [[spoiler: It also seems that she was specifically killed so that her body could be used to turn humans into ghouls]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her hair, eyes, and accents in her clothing are purple. She's noted to have been an exceptionally powerful Ghoul,
like working with unique Kagune that made her the target of more than one party.others.
* PurpleEyes: Not only are they quite striking, but actively sought by multiple parties HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, he works for some unknown reason.CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. He's able to eat human food, at least for the moment. Dr. Shiba raises concerns about his increasing RC levels.

* RedBaron: "Binge Eater."
* TheSociopath: She displays all the hallmarks of
ManipulativeBastard: He intentionally sows discord among his teammates, manipulating Shirazu's desperation without a textbook Sociopath, with a superficial charm she uses to lure in her victims and a constant need for amusement. Her binging sprees do considerable damage, but she couldn't care less and skips town the moment things look bad, leaving others to deal with her messes.second thought.
* TheVamp: A beautiful, deadly woman that used her beauty to seduce her victims. Shinohara eventually figures out that the Binge Eater was a young woman, based on Rize's tendency to prey on attractive young men.TheNoseKnows: His sense of smell is exceptional, something he comments on.
* VillainousGlutton: An unusual example, to say the least. She goes on brutal sprees PantyThief: He steals Sasaki's underwear as part of binge eating, leaving destruction and chaos in her wake.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: She lures Kaneki into
a trap by claiming to be afraid of walking home alone, getting tears in her eyes and shaking deal with false fear. It works like a charm.Chie.
* ProHumanTranshuman: His hybrid status is entirely for the sake of protecting humanity from Ghouls.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Though Squad Leader, he doesn't seem to play well with the others. This nearly results in him coming to blows with Shirazu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is purple.
He has purple hair.



[[folder:Yoshimura]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayukiSugo

The owner and boss of the ghoul cafe, Anteiku. He is an advocate for peaceful relations between Humans and Ghouls, and is noted for reforming many violent young Ghouls over the years. Though kind and wise, his long lifespan is evidence that he is an exceptionally powerful Ghoul. His past is shrouded in mystery, with many secrets that continue to haunt him.


* AnimalMotifs: The Owl, a bird typically associated with wisdom. [[spoiler: He is the second Owl, having impersonated the original to protect his child]].
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: In his youth, he was a brutal Ghoul that preyed on humans and Ghouls alike. He came to serve an organization that employed him as a "Cleaner", murdering humans and Ghouls that caused them problems. However, when his human lover turned out to be a reporter investigating the organization, he was forced to kill her and abandon their HalfHumanHybrid child in the 24th Ward. Since then, he has worked to reform other violent Ghouls and offer a peaceful alternative to killing humans. He even posed as the One-Eyed Owl in order to cover for his child]].
* {{Badass}}: It's noted any Ghoul that lives to old age has to be incredibly strong, and he's able to take on multiple Doves in battle by himself. He is one of the most powerful Ghouls in the series, holding an SSS rating.
** BadassBoast: He gives a great one when [[spoiler:the CCG invade the 20th ward]]
-->"''...the act of taking is equally evil. From the moment we are born, we continue to take. Even from our own relatives who feed us, we take, living to the utmost, continuing to slaughter, kill, take. Life is constantly sin. Life is evil itself. We continue to do sinful things. I'm aware I am evil and so are you all. Now come kill me and I shall do the same!''"
** RetiredBadass: He has settled into a quiet life running his cafe, and managing the affairs of the 20th Ward with a gentle hand. He rarely has to exercise more than a stern presence,
* BigDamnHeroes: He jumped between [[spoiler:Yomo and Arima just when Airma was going to kill Yomo, many years ago]]
* BigGood: As the leader of Anteiku, he seeks to promote a more peacefully Ghoul society and co-existence with humans. He is noted to have taken over the 20th ward and divided territories between the Ghouls there, as well as his tendency to take violent Ghouls under his wing and rehabilitate them.
* CannibalismSuperpower: [[spoiler: In his youth, he devoured other Ghouls. As a result, he has developed a Kakukja-type kagune that provides him with armor]].
* CoolOldGuy: He is the ever-wise, unflappable manager of Anteiku and makes a habit of taking wayward young Ghouls under his wing.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: [[spoiler: He left his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] child in the 24th Ward, in a desperate attempt to protect it from the organization he once served. When they approach him and make it clear they're making him AnOfferYouCantRefuse, even after all these years he still refuses to give up his child to them]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Implied. The flashbacks and comments of several members of Anteiku (and Ayato) imply Yoshimura's tendency to take troubled, violent Ghouls under his proverbial wing involved beating them into submission before becoming a stern-but-kind grandfatherly figure to them.
* TheDreaded: To [=CCG=], at least. As his advanced age would imply, he is an incredibly powerful Ghoul and any Investigator that faces him in battle has good reason to be afraid.
* ExactWords: [[spoiler: He states he has "no son". While initially it seems to be a denial to protect his child, it turns out to be true. The One-Eyed Owl is female]].
* EyesAlwaysShut: He is almost always seen with his eyes shut. His Ghoul eyes are usually active anytime he does open his eyes.
* {{Foil}}: To Kureo Mado. Both are older and wiser mentors to a protagonist, and both men were changed by the death of the woman they loved. [[spoiler: Both also have a very significant daughter they are devoted to]]. While Mado's loss twists him into a cruel and hateful man, Yoshimura is changed for the better and wishes to honor his lost love by finding a peaceful way to live.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: His cafe is a peaceful haven that serves humans and Ghouls alike, while providing a secondary service in the form of "cruelty free" human flesh for Ghouls.
* InterspeciesRomance: In his youth, he fell in love with a human woman [[spoiler:and fathered a HalfHumanHybrid in the process]].
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler: After being visited by his old comrades from "V", and warned by Kaneki about the impending raid on Anteiku, he makes the decision to face them head-on. Unlike all previous battles he'd been involved in, he goes in without an ounce of mercy and is seen mowing down hysterical CCG mooks with his Kagune]].
* LightningBruiser: Perhaps the greatest example within the series. [[spoiler: Being an Ukaku type, he has incredible speed and the ability to fire off projectiles with strength compared to a ''shotgun''. Unlike most Ukaku, though, he is also tough enough to face two Special Investigators with specialized S-class equipment without taking damage]].
* TheLostLenore: Ukina.
* LoveRedeems: His change from remorseless killer to the head of Anteiku started when he fell in love with a human woman.
* MonstersAnonymous: Anteiku has been set up as a haven for Ghouls that attempt to live peacefully with humans, providing food for those that cannot bring themselves to hunt.
* MookHorrorShow: Any time he actually fights, the narrative shifts to focus on the CCG Investigators as they desperately fight against a Ghoul of legendary strength. It is a powerful reminder that beneath his grandfatherly demeanor is a Ghoul of exceptional experience and strength, one that rarely needs to act to keep order in the Ward he oversees.
* PapaWolf: Though forced to abandon his child, he remains fiercely devoted to keeping them safe through whatever means necessary. [[spoiler: This includes impersonating the Owl in order to carry out a third attack on CCG, and dooming Anteiku rather than give his child up to his former superiors]].
* RedBaron: [[spoiler: Owl, though only because he impersonated his child to throw off the trail]].
* StarCrossedLovers: With Ukina. [[spoiler: When Ukina was exposed as a reporter investigating the organization he served, they forced him to kill her]].
* SwallowedWhole: [[spoiler: His daughter does this to carry him to safety, and spits him up once she's escaped pursuit]].
* VegetarianVampire: Anteiku's food supply comes from scavenging dead humans, typically suicides from the nearby mountains.

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayukiSugo

The owner and boss of the ghoul cafe, Anteiku. He is an advocate for peaceful relations between Humans and Ghouls, and is noted for reforming many violent young Ghouls over the years. Though kind and wise, his long lifespan is evidence that he is an exceptionally powerful Ghoul. His past is shrouded in mystery, with many secrets that continue to haunt him.


* AnimalMotifs: The Owl, a bird typically associated with wisdom. [[spoiler: He is the second Owl, having impersonated the original to protect his child]].
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: In his youth, he was a brutal
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A 19-year old rookie
Ghoul that preyed on humans Investigator, and Ghouls alike. member of Quinix. He came to serve an organization that employed him as has a "Cleaner", murdering humans tendency towards violence, but is also surprisingly trusting and Ghouls that caused them problems. However, friendly when his human lover turned not in battle.

* BadassBiker: Subverted. While it initially seems he's going to arrive at the scene of a battle on a motorcycle, it turns
out to be he's actually on a reporter investigating the organization, he was forced to kill her and abandon their HalfHumanHybrid child in the 24th Ward. Since then, he has worked to reform other violent Ghouls and offer a peaceful alternative to killing humans. He even posed as the One-Eyed Owl in order to cover for his child]].moped.
* {{Badass}}: It's noted any Ghoul that lives BeadyEyedLoser: His tiny pupils add to old age has his unusual appearance.
* BlackSheep: Considered an "embarrassment"
to be incredibly strong, CCG, due to his squad's unusual nature and he's able failure to take on multiple Doves in battle by himself. produce outstanding results.
* FriendlyFire:
He is one doesn't seem particularly concerned when his shots graze a comrade, making light of the most powerful Ghouls in the series, holding an SSS rating.it.
** BadassBoast: * FriendToAllChildren: He gives a great one when [[spoiler:the CCG invade the 20th ward]]
-->"''...the act
seems to be very fond of taking is equally evil. From kids, immediately warming up the moment we are born, we continue to take. Even from our own relatives who feed us, we take, living to the utmost, continuing to slaughter, kill, take. Life is constantly sin. Life is evil itself. We continue to do sinful things. I'm aware I am evil and so are you all. Now come kill me and I shall do the same!''"
** RetiredBadass: He has settled into a quiet life running his cafe, and managing the affairs of the 20th Ward with a gentle hand. He rarely has to exercise more than a stern presence,
* BigDamnHeroes: He jumped between [[spoiler:Yomo and Arima just when Airma was going to kill Yomo, many years ago]]
* BigGood: As the leader of Anteiku,
he seeks to promote a more peacefully Ghoul society and co-existence with humans. He is noted to have taken over the 20th ward and divided territories between the Ghouls there, as well as his tendency to take violent Ghouls under his wing and rehabilitate them.meets [[OlderThanHeLooks Chie]].
* CannibalismSuperpower: [[spoiler: In his youth, HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul,
he devoured other Ghouls. As a result, he has developed a Kakukja-type kagune that provides him works for CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. He can eat normal food, though Dr. Shiba worries
with armor]].his increasing RC levels he might not be able to soon.
* MonstrousCannibalism: He threatens to eat Urie, a sign of how unstable he is.

* CoolOldGuy: TheNicknamer: He is the ever-wise, unflappable manager of Anteiku gives nicknames to his peers, calling Sasaki "Saasan" and makes a habit of taking wayward young Ghouls under his wing.Urie "Uliuli Cookies".
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: [[spoiler: OnlyInItForTheMoney: He left his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] child in volunteered to be a test subject and seeks promotion because he desperately needs the 24th Ward, in a desperate attempt money. Urie uses this desperation to protect it from the organization he once served. When they approach him and make it clear they're making him AnOfferYouCantRefuse, even after all these years he still refuses to give up his child to them]].manipulate him.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Implied. The flashbacks and comments of several members of Anteiku (and Ayato) imply Yoshimura's tendency to take troubled, violent ProHumanTranshuman: He seems more interesting in fighting Ghouls under than protecting humans, but even so his proverbial wing involved beating them into submission before becoming hybrid status is used for the sake of humanity.
* [[SayItWithHearts Say It With Stars]]: When he greets Urie, his speech includes
a stern-but-kind grandfatherly figure to them.star symbol.
* TheDreaded: To [=CCG=], at least. As ScaryTeeth: He has shark-like teeth, adding to his advanced age would imply, he is an incredibly powerful Ghoul and any Investigator that faces him in battle has good reason to be afraid.unsettling appearance.
* ExactWords: [[spoiler: He states he has "no son". While initially it seems to be a denial to protect his child, it turns out to be true. The One-Eyed Owl is female]].
* EyesAlwaysShut: He is almost always seen with his eyes shut. His Ghoul eyes are usually active anytime he does open his eyes.
* {{Foil}}: To Kureo Mado. Both are older and wiser mentors to a protagonist, and both men were changed by the death of the woman they loved. [[spoiler: Both also have a very significant daughter they are devoted to]]. While Mado's loss twists him into a cruel and hateful man, Yoshimura is changed for the better and wishes to honor his lost love by finding a peaceful way to live.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: His cafe is a peaceful haven that serves humans and Ghouls alike, while providing a secondary service in the form of "cruelty free" human flesh for Ghouls.
* InterspeciesRomance: In his youth, he fell in love with a human woman [[spoiler:and fathered a HalfHumanHybrid in the process]].
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler: After being visited by his old comrades from "V", and warned by Kaneki about the impending raid on Anteiku, he makes the decision to face them head-on. Unlike all previous battles he'd been involved in, he goes in without an ounce of mercy and is seen mowing down hysterical CCG mooks with his Kagune]].
* LightningBruiser: Perhaps the greatest example within the series. [[spoiler: Being an Ukaku type, he has incredible speed and the ability to fire off projectiles with strength compared to a ''shotgun''. Unlike most Ukaku, though, he is also tough enough to face two Special Investigators with specialized S-class equipment without taking damage]].
* TheLostLenore: Ukina.
* LoveRedeems: His change from remorseless killer
TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Urie, to the head of Anteiku started when he fell in love with a human woman.
* MonstersAnonymous: Anteiku has been set up as a haven for Ghouls that attempt to live peacefully with humans, providing food for those that cannot bring themselves to hunt.
* MookHorrorShow: Any time he actually fights, the narrative shifts to focus on the CCG Investigators as
point they desperately fight against a Ghoul of legendary strength. It is a powerful reminder that beneath his grandfatherly demeanor is a Ghoul of exceptional experience and strength, one that rarely needs nearly come to act to keep order in the Ward he oversees.
* PapaWolf: Though forced to abandon his child, he remains fiercely devoted to keeping them safe through whatever means necessary. [[spoiler: This includes impersonating the Owl in order to carry out a third attack on CCG, and dooming Anteiku rather than give his child up to his former superiors]].
* RedBaron: [[spoiler: Owl, though only because he impersonated his child to throw off the trail]].
* StarCrossedLovers: With Ukina. [[spoiler: When Ukina was exposed as a reporter investigating the organization he served, they forced him to kill her]].
* SwallowedWhole: [[spoiler: His daughter does this to carry him to safety, and spits him up once she's escaped pursuit]].
* VegetarianVampire: Anteiku's food supply comes from scavenging dead humans, typically suicides from the nearby mountains.
blows.



[[folder:Shuu Tsukiyama]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano

A young man with an eccentric personality and taste to match it. He is known as the Gourmet, and models his feeding off high-class dining with a focus on "interesting" or unique victims. After meeting Kaneki, he becomes obsessed with him.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: A male variant of the trope, with Kaneki as the object of his unwanted attentions. His obsession begins because of Kaneki's "intoxicating" scent, and only increases after he realizes that Kaneki is a HalfHumanHybrid. While his intentions are to eat the object of his interest, Tsukiyama goes through all the expected motions of courting. He's particularly delighted with Kaneki's transformation into a ruthless AntiHero, with the lines between murderous intentions and romantic interest further blurring.
* AffectionateNickname: Hinami calls him "Flower Man" in side material.
* AgentPeacock: He may look like a ridiculous fop, but don't be fooled - he's one of the most influential and physically dangerous ghouls in Ward 20.
* AManOfWealthAndTaste: He zigzags between this and a FashionVictimVillain, depending on what he's wearing. But at his finest, he's dressed in designer suits and enjoys having his victims prepared as though it were a five-star restaurant.
* AngstComa: [[spoiler: After failing to prevent Kaneki from going to his apparent death, he is seen laying there listlessly while Nishiki watches over him]].
* {{Autocannibalism}}: This is how he survives his battle with Kaneki and Touka. While they think that they left him for dead, Tsukiyama in fact ate his own flesh in order to regain the strength to leave the church. He notes that he tastes delicious.
* TheBeautifulElite: Regardless of his questionable fashion sense, Kaneki's first impression of him is that he looks like a model.
* BecomingTheMask: Implied. [[spoiler: He originally joined Kaneki with the intention to wait for his chance to eat him, and continues to anticipate it. He even thinks of befriending Hinami as a chance to get closer to Kaneki. But when Kaneki decides to go on a suicide mission to the 20th Ward to help Yoshimura, he is desperate to stop him and after failing to do so, loses his will to live. With Kaneki's apparent death, he seems to have fallen into an AngstComa]].
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Chie, his human friend/"pet". Their friendship seems to be based on both being completely nuts, and obsessed with the ultimate experience of their chosen interests. Food for him, photography for her.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's extremely handsome and well-dressed, playing up his good looks with fashionable clothing and a stylish haircut.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His kagune is wielded like this, with it typically wrapping around his arm so he can use it like a sword.
* BrokenTears: [[spoiler: When his efforts to physically stop Kaneki from heading to Anteiku during the CCG raid fail, he begs Kaneki to not go while weeping]].
* {{Camp}}: He is prone to posing dramatically and making over-the-top displays, which at first indicates his unstable personality. After his HeelFaceTurn, it's primarily used for the purpose of comedy.
* CharacterDevelopment: He begins the series as a completely self-centered and hedonistic individual. Over the course of the months spent working with Kaneki's group, however, he becomes ''slightly'' more mature and begins to care about more than just himself.
* ChildEater: Subverted. He actually considers the elderly an exceptional and rare treat, especially old men.
* CivilianVillain: When Touka and Nishiki confront him in front of Hinami, he pretends to be shocked by their accusations and insists he has changed his ways. Of course, not long before that he'd been in the bathroom sniffing the handkerchief stained with Kaneki's blood while thinking about eating him.
* CombatPragmatist: He proposed an alliance with Naki when the Doves arrived at the lab, but secretly plans to finish him off once he's exhausted.
* CoolMask: A crescent moon-shaped mask, themed after the Man in the Moon.
* CrazyJealousGuy: He considers anyone attempting to eat or otherwise harm Kaneki to be a serious offense, flying into a rage.
* DepravedBisexual: Played with. While his interests in his targets appears to be sexual, its only to the extent of valuing them as food. Kaneki seems to be main target of his unwanted affection although he has shown interest in Touka and Kimi as well.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Kaneki's apparent death, which leaves him non-functional and apparently under Nishiki's care]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Nobody will blame you for seeing some homoerotic undertones in his behavior and how he gets close to Kaneki. There's also his rather blatant victim blaming of Kaneki, claiming that everything is his fault for being too irresistible; this is the same sort of logic rapists and rape apologists use.
* EasilyForgiven: Zigzagged. At first, it seems his past is readily forgiven by Kaneki....until he makes it clear that Tsukiyama will die if he steps out of line. Meanwhile, Touka and Nishiki continue to nurse grudges against him and warn Hinami about associating with the likes of Tsukiyama. [[spoiler: When Kaneki disbands his group, he refuses Tsukiyama's request to continue following him, stating that he does not trust him but he's a useful ally]].
* EyeScream: His introduction involves him tearing out a woman's eyes because he liked their color, and having them sauted for his consumption. Later, he becomes the victim of this trope when Touka ambushes him and slashes him across the face taking out both his eyes in the process.
* FingerTwitchingRevival: Chapter 46 concludes with two panels focused on his hand, and his fingers twitching slightly. It isn't until the Anteiku rescue team is put together that his survival is revealed.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Loves to use [[GratuitousFrench French]], [[GratuitousItalian Italian]] AND [[GratuitousEnglish English]], especially when he's... excited.
* TheHedonist: He surrounds himself with the finest things in life, and is obsessed with experiencing the most unique and pleasing flavors. Classical music, fine literature, beautiful flowers, interesting people, and designer clothing are all things he savors.
* HeelFaceTurn: Played with. He agrees to participate in the mission to rescue Kaneki, and offers to become the "Sword" of Kaneki's group when he leaves Anteiku. However, it's entirely for the chance to remain close to him and eat him when the opportunity arises. [[spoiler: However, by the end he's genuinely come to care for Kaneki as more than simply a potential meal]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Because he is obsessed with Kaneki, he becomes instantly distracted from his surroundings when he sees Touka bite the other. His clothing also turns out to be impractical for combat since Nishio grabs onto his tie and holds him in place long enough for Touka to take out Tsukiyama's face and arm.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: His obsession with Kaneki grows after the Aogiri arc once Kaneki becomes even more deadly and cold hearted. He is delighted when Kaneki issues him a death threat.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: In a show where the strange intimacy of cannibalism is repeatedly drawn attention to, this guy proceeds to completely dispense with the subtlety. His attempts to groom Kaneki to be the perfect meal and his delighted anticipation of that moment (complete with PervertedSniffing of a stolen handkerchief) read more like something out of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} Humbert Humbert]]'s playbook than [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]'s.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku".
* JustJokingJustification: He frequently tries to cover up his actions by claiming them to be poor jokes, such as the incident at the Ghoul Restaurant or threatening to kill the Gas-mask trio.
* LargeHam: He is melodramatic to the extreme, shouting foreign words and posing bizarrely as though an actor on the stage.
* LickedByTheDog: He attempts to cultivate this trope by befriending Hinami, as one more way to get close to Kaneki. But it actually serves to hint that he's BecomingTheMask, though he doesn't realize it until it's too late. [[spoiler: The next time we see him, he's desperately trying to keep Kaneki from going off to his certain death and falls into an AngstComa after failing]].
* LivingADoubleLife: When he isn't stalking victims as The Gourmet (or just plain stalking Kaneki), he's a 4th Year student majoring in Social Work.
* MrFanservice: Parodied in an omake, with him posing in progressively sexier poses with less and less clothing. When asked what he's doing, he explains he's going to be featured on the next volume's cover. (The photographer, meanwhile, is taking a picture of his crotch.)
* MuggleBestFriend[=/=]HumanPet: One of the side novels reveals the "Chie" he mentions is actually a human girl he befriended in High School, after she photographed him feeding. He seems to consider her a particularly charming pet, but she disagrees and seems to be one of the few people capable of putting him in his place.
* ObsessedWithFood: He is obsessed with fine dining and finding the right "parts" to turn into meals. In his first appearance in the manga we see him steal a woman's eyes to turn into a meal because he thought they were beautiful. He also participates in an underground restaurant that lures humans to become entertainment and food for ghouls.
* OddFriendship: With Hinami, of all people.
* OldMoney: He belongs to an extremely wealthy and influential family that own an Import/Export business, with strong political ties within the Ghoul world as well as the Human one.
* {{Narcissist}}: He is incredibly self absorbed and arrogant but also very obsessed with appearances. He disliked Rize for the fact that she didn't care about the appearance or quality of her meals and that she indiscriminately ate humans.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The ghouls in the 20th ward and even the CCG try to avoid him as much as possible with good reason.
* PervertedSniffing: He has a handkerchief with Kaneki's blood on it and seems to enjoy the taste and smell of it a little too much... We later see that he keeps it inside a plastic bag to preserve the scent and seems to periodically be smelling it because it's as close to eating Kaneki as he's going to get.
* PickyPeopleEater: He only takes the eyes of a beautiful young woman after complimenting them. This also serves to contrast him with Rize. While Rize will eat mostly anything, Tsukiyama will only eat specific people. His obsession with Kaneki comes from the way the other smells and the rarity of being a one eyed ghoul. Their differences is also why Tsukiyama actually disliked Rize despite giving Kaneki the impression that they were friends.
* [[PleaseDontLeaveMe Please Don't Go]]: [[spoiler: After being soundly beaten by Kaneki, Tsukiyama gives one last desperate plea for him to not go off to his certain death]]. It doesn't work.
* PsychopathicManchild: He acts very mature most of the time and seems to have very high class tastes. However, he also is prone to fits of anger and jealousy. He throws tantrums such as during his fight with Touka in which he loses it when she takes a bite out of Kaneki. He starts screaming at her that Kaneki belongs to him. He can be childish and unreasonable when he doesn't get what he wants.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: A variation of this. He joins a rescue mission to save Kaneki during the Aogiri Arc not because he cares about the other, but because he still seeks to devour him.
* RedBaron: The Gourmet, a title earned due to his dining habits. Within the Ghoul Restaurant, he was known as "MM".
* SerialKiller: He is the Ghoul equivalent of one, with such strong patterns and preferred types of victims that Investigators are able to figure out several key pieces of evidence simply because he'd changed his strongly ingrained habits.
* ShoutOut: He quotes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Anthelme_Brillat-Savarin Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin]] more than once.
* SissyVillain: Apart from the tiny detail that he wants to fillet Kaneki rather than bone him, he's a walking CampGay stereotype.
* StalkerWithACrush: He randomly shows up at Kaneki's school in order to have a chance to talk to him privately and ''smells the handkerchief with his blood''. [[spoiler: And after the Aogiri arc it seems that he's doing everything he can to stay close to Kaneki and even becomes an official member of Kaneki's group. But its all so he can eat him.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: After the Aogiri Arc, he becomes this to Kaneki's group. He's allowed to remain due to being so useful, but not trusted and kept outside their "family" since the only thing he considers is Kaneki's safety. This is, of course, because he remains focused on eventually eating Kaneki and is only kept in line by Kaneki threatening him.
* WickedCultured: He seems to be able to speak multiple languages or at least know phrases in other languages. He shares a strong interest in literature with Kaneki and Rize and knows a lot about high class culture. Rize calls him out on this. She finds it amusing that all these things and his obsession with the taste of his food make it seem like he's trying to act like a human rather than a ghoul. This is what really makes him start to hate her despite wanting her to become a part of his dining club.
* WorthyOpponent: He pretends to extend this towards Naki, who in turn considers him a "decent guy".
* {{Yandere}}: Toward Kaneki, in a violent obsession that blurs the lines between amorous and murderous intentions. He becomes violently jealous when Touka eats a small piece of flesh from Kaneki, and later decides to swear loyalty to Kaneki as his "Sword" so that he can remain at his side. When the Gas-mask Trio ask him to help them search for Banjou, instead of Kaneki, he comes within moments of turning on them for (in his mind) putting Kaneki in danger.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He's got purple hair (dark purple in the manga, lighter in the anime).

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A young man with an eccentric personality 19-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator, and taste to match it. He member of Quinix. She is known as the Gourmet, only female Ghoul Hybrid, and models his feeding off high-class dining with has a focus on "interesting" or unique victims. After meeting Kaneki, he becomes obsessed with him.lazy personality.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: A male variant of the trope, with Kaneki as the object of his unwanted attentions. His obsession begins because of Kaneki's "intoxicating" scent, BigEater: She likes to chow down on snacks, and only increases after he realizes that Kaneki is a HalfHumanHybrid. While his intentions are mentioned to eat the object of his interest, Tsukiyama goes through all the expected motions of courting. He's particularly delighted with Kaneki's transformation into be gaining weight as a ruthless AntiHero, with the lines between murderous intentions and romantic interest further blurring.result.
* AffectionateNickname: Hinami calls him "Flower Man" in side material.BlackSheep: Her squad is looked down on by the rest of CCG.
* AgentPeacock: He may look like a ridiculous fop, but don't be fooled - he's one GamerChick: She spends much of the most influential and physically dangerous ghouls in Ward 20.
* AManOfWealthAndTaste: He zigzags between this and a FashionVictimVillain, depending on what he's wearing. But at his finest, he's dressed in designer suits and enjoys having his victims prepared as though it were a five-star restaurant.
her time playing video games.
* AngstComa: [[spoiler: After failing to prevent Kaneki TheGhost: In four chapters, she's appeared in a single montage shot and only been mentioned or shouted from going to his apparent death, he is seen laying there listlessly while Nishiki watches over him]].off-screen.
* {{Autocannibalism}}: This is how he survives his battle with Kaneki and Touka. While HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they think that they left him are officially thought of as "human".
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, she works
for dead, Tsukiyama in fact ate his own flesh in order to regain the strength to leave the church. He notes that he tastes delicious.CCG.
* TheBeautifulElite: Regardless of his questionable fashion sense, Kaneki's first impression of him is that he looks like a model.ImAHumanitarian: Averted. She can eat normal food, and does so enough for the doctor to worry about her weight.
* BecomingTheMask: Implied. [[spoiler: He originally joined Kaneki with the intention to wait for his chance to eat him, and continues to anticipate it. He even thinks of befriending Hinami as a chance to get closer to Kaneki. But when Kaneki decides to go on a suicide mission to the 20th Ward to help Yoshimura, he is desperate to stop him and after failing to do so, loses his will to live. With Kaneki's apparent death, he seems to have fallen into an AngstComa]].MegaTwinTails: She has poofy, low pigtails.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Chie, his human friend/"pet". Their friendship seems NotAMorningPerson: She complains about having to be based on both being completely nuts, awake, and obsessed with the ultimate experience of their chosen interests. Food for him, photography for her.others comment about her oversleeping again.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's extremely handsome and well-dressed, playing up his good looks with fashionable clothing and a stylish haircut.ProHumanTranshuman: Her hybrid status is for the sake of protecting humans.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His kagune is wielded like this, with it typically wrapping around his arm so he can use it like a sword.TheSquadette: The lone female member of Quinix.
* BrokenTears: [[spoiler: When his efforts to physically stop Kaneki from heading to Anteiku during the CCG raid fail, he begs Kaneki to not go while weeping]].YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light blue hair.
* {{Camp}}: He is prone to posing dramatically and making over-the-top displays, which at first indicates his unstable personality. After his HeelFaceTurn, it's primarily used for the purpose of comedy.
* CharacterDevelopment: He begins the series as a completely self-centered and hedonistic individual. Over the course of the months spent working with Kaneki's group, however, he becomes ''slightly'' more mature and begins to care about more than just himself.
* ChildEater: Subverted. He actually considers the elderly an exceptional and rare treat, especially old men.
* CivilianVillain: When Touka and Nishiki confront him in front of Hinami, he pretends to be shocked by their accusations and insists he has changed his ways. Of course, not long before that he'd been in the bathroom sniffing the handkerchief stained with Kaneki's blood while thinking about eating him.
* CombatPragmatist: He proposed an alliance with Naki when the Doves arrived at the lab, but secretly plans to finish him off once he's exhausted.
* CoolMask: A crescent moon-shaped mask, themed after the Man in the Moon.
* CrazyJealousGuy: He considers anyone attempting to eat or otherwise harm Kaneki to be a serious offense, flying into a rage.
* DepravedBisexual: Played with. While his interests in his targets appears to be sexual, its only to the extent of valuing them as food. Kaneki seems to be main target of his unwanted affection although he has shown interest in Touka and Kimi as well.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Kaneki's apparent death, which leaves him non-functional and apparently under Nishiki's care]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Nobody will blame you for seeing some homoerotic undertones in his behavior and how he gets close to Kaneki. There's also his rather blatant victim blaming of Kaneki, claiming that everything is his fault for being too irresistible; this is the same sort of logic rapists and rape apologists use.
* EasilyForgiven: Zigzagged. At first, it seems his past is readily forgiven by Kaneki....until he makes it clear that Tsukiyama will die if he steps out of line. Meanwhile, Touka and Nishiki continue to nurse grudges against him and warn Hinami about associating with the likes of Tsukiyama. [[spoiler: When Kaneki disbands his group, he refuses Tsukiyama's request to continue following him, stating that he does not trust him but he's a useful ally]].
* EyeScream: His introduction involves him tearing out a woman's eyes because he liked their color, and having them sauted for his consumption. Later, he becomes the victim of this trope when Touka ambushes him and slashes him across the face taking out both his eyes in the process.
* FingerTwitchingRevival: Chapter 46 concludes with two panels focused on his hand, and his fingers twitching slightly. It isn't until the Anteiku rescue team is put together that his survival is revealed.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Loves to use [[GratuitousFrench French]], [[GratuitousItalian Italian]] AND [[GratuitousEnglish English]], especially when he's... excited.
* TheHedonist: He surrounds himself with the finest things in life, and is obsessed with experiencing the most unique and pleasing flavors. Classical music, fine literature, beautiful flowers, interesting people, and designer clothing are all things he savors.
* HeelFaceTurn: Played with. He agrees to participate in the mission to rescue Kaneki, and offers to become the "Sword" of Kaneki's group when he leaves Anteiku. However, it's entirely for the chance to remain close to him and eat him when the opportunity arises. [[spoiler: However, by the end he's genuinely come to care for Kaneki as more than simply a potential meal]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Because he is obsessed with Kaneki, he becomes instantly distracted from his surroundings when he sees Touka bite the other. His clothing also turns out to be impractical for combat since Nishio grabs onto his tie and holds him in place long enough for Touka to take out Tsukiyama's face and arm.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: His obsession with Kaneki grows after the Aogiri arc once Kaneki becomes even more deadly and cold hearted. He is delighted when Kaneki issues him a death threat.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: In a show where the strange intimacy of cannibalism is repeatedly drawn attention to, this guy proceeds to completely dispense with the subtlety. His attempts to groom Kaneki to be the perfect meal and his delighted anticipation of that moment (complete with PervertedSniffing of a stolen handkerchief) read more like something out of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} Humbert Humbert]]'s playbook than [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]'s.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku".
* JustJokingJustification: He frequently tries to cover up his actions by claiming them to be poor jokes, such as the incident at the Ghoul Restaurant or threatening to kill the Gas-mask trio.
* LargeHam: He is melodramatic to the extreme, shouting foreign words and posing bizarrely as though an actor on the stage.
* LickedByTheDog: He attempts to cultivate this trope by befriending Hinami, as one more way to get close to Kaneki. But it actually serves to hint that he's BecomingTheMask, though he doesn't realize it until it's too late. [[spoiler: The next time we see him, he's desperately trying to keep Kaneki from going off to his certain death and falls into an AngstComa after failing]].
* LivingADoubleLife: When he isn't stalking victims as The Gourmet (or just plain stalking Kaneki), he's a 4th Year student majoring in Social Work.
* MrFanservice: Parodied in an omake, with him posing in progressively sexier poses with less and less clothing. When asked what he's doing, he explains he's going to be featured on the next volume's cover. (The photographer, meanwhile, is taking a picture of his crotch.)
* MuggleBestFriend[=/=]HumanPet: One of the side novels reveals the "Chie" he mentions is actually a human girl he befriended in High School, after she photographed him feeding. He seems to consider her a particularly charming pet, but she disagrees and seems to be one of the few people capable of putting him in his place.
* ObsessedWithFood: He is obsessed with fine dining and finding the right "parts" to turn into meals. In his first appearance in the manga we see him steal a woman's eyes to turn into a meal because he thought they were beautiful. He also participates in an underground restaurant that lures humans to become entertainment and food for ghouls.
* OddFriendship: With Hinami, of all people.
* OldMoney: He belongs to an extremely wealthy and influential family that own an Import/Export business, with strong political ties within the Ghoul world as well as the Human one.
* {{Narcissist}}: He is incredibly self absorbed and arrogant but also very obsessed with appearances. He disliked Rize for the fact that she didn't care about the appearance or quality of her meals and that she indiscriminately ate humans.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The ghouls in the 20th ward and even the CCG try to avoid him as much as possible with good reason.
* PervertedSniffing: He has a handkerchief with Kaneki's blood on it and seems to enjoy the taste and smell of it a little too much... We later see that he keeps it inside a plastic bag to preserve the scent and seems to periodically be smelling it because it's as close to eating Kaneki as he's going to get.
* PickyPeopleEater: He only takes the eyes of a beautiful young woman after complimenting them. This also serves to contrast him with Rize. While Rize will eat mostly anything, Tsukiyama will only eat specific people. His obsession with Kaneki comes from the way the other smells and the rarity of being a one eyed ghoul. Their differences is also why Tsukiyama actually disliked Rize despite giving Kaneki the impression that they were friends.
* [[PleaseDontLeaveMe Please Don't Go]]: [[spoiler: After being soundly beaten by Kaneki, Tsukiyama gives one last desperate plea for him to not go off to his certain death]]. It doesn't work.
* PsychopathicManchild: He acts very mature most of the time and seems to have very high class tastes. However, he also is prone to fits of anger and jealousy. He throws tantrums such as during his fight with Touka in which he loses it when she takes a bite out of Kaneki. He starts screaming at her that Kaneki belongs to him. He can be childish and unreasonable when he doesn't get what he wants.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: A variation of this. He joins a rescue mission to save Kaneki during the Aogiri Arc not because he cares about the other, but because he still seeks to devour him.
* RedBaron: The Gourmet, a title earned due to his dining habits. Within the Ghoul Restaurant, he was known as "MM".
* SerialKiller: He is the Ghoul equivalent of one, with such strong patterns and preferred types of victims that Investigators are able to figure out several key pieces of evidence simply because he'd changed his strongly ingrained habits.
* ShoutOut: He quotes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Anthelme_Brillat-Savarin Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin]] more than once.
* SissyVillain: Apart from the tiny detail that he wants to fillet Kaneki rather than bone him, he's a walking CampGay stereotype.
* StalkerWithACrush: He randomly shows up at Kaneki's school in order to have a chance to talk to him privately and ''smells the handkerchief with his blood''. [[spoiler: And after the Aogiri arc it seems that he's doing everything he can to stay close to Kaneki and even becomes an official member of Kaneki's group. But its all so he can eat him.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: After the Aogiri Arc, he becomes this to Kaneki's group. He's allowed to remain due to being so useful, but not trusted and kept outside their "family" since the only thing he considers is Kaneki's safety. This is, of course, because he remains focused on eventually eating Kaneki and is only kept in line by Kaneki threatening him.
* WickedCultured: He seems to be able to speak multiple languages or at least know phrases in other languages. He shares a strong interest in literature with Kaneki and Rize and knows a lot about high class culture. Rize calls him out on this. She finds it amusing that all these things and his obsession with the taste of his food make it seem like he's trying to act like a human rather than a ghoul. This is what really makes him start to hate her despite wanting her to become a part of his dining club.
* WorthyOpponent: He pretends to extend this towards Naki, who in turn considers him a "decent guy".
* {{Yandere}}: Toward Kaneki, in a violent obsession that blurs the lines between amorous and murderous intentions. He becomes violently jealous when Touka eats a small piece of flesh from Kaneki, and later decides to swear loyalty to Kaneki as his "Sword" so that he can remain at his side. When the Gas-mask Trio ask him to help them search for Banjou, instead of Kaneki, he comes within moments of turning on them for (in his mind) putting Kaneki in danger.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He's got purple hair (dark purple in the manga, lighter in the anime).



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A ghoul from the 11th Ward, and former associate of Rize. He comes to the 20th Ward in search of her, and has lingering feelings for her. Though a pacifist, he as a strong sense of duty and becomes one of Kaneki's allies.

* AmazonChaser: Attracted to Rize's independence and strength.
* BookDumb: He's illiterate, even as an adult. Probably justified, since many Ghouls grow up without attending school or otherwise obtaining a formal education.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He looks tough, but he's actually a caring and peaceful guy.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He tends to throw himself into harms way for others, shielding them from attacks or attempting a HeroicSacrifice to let others escape.
* CoolDownHug: He manages to talk down a berserk Kaneki, placing one hand on his shoulder and giving him a YouAreNotAlone speech to bring him back to his senses.
* CowardlyLion: He's noted for being the biggest chicken around, frightened by Ghost stories and horror movies that he watches with Hinami. But when it comes to the people he cares about, he'll leap into the fray without a second thought.
* DoggedNiceGuy: He is arguably one of the nicest ghouls in the series. He is also hopelessly in love with Rize, who doesn't care about him at all.
* TheDulcineaEffect: He puts himself at risk by going to the 20th Ward to warn Rize that she might be in danger despite the fact that he hardly knows her and it's very clear that she won't return his affection. It's also clear that Rize is incredibly selfish and doesn't care about how her actions affect others. It becomes apparent that Banjou has an idealized image of her.
* FragileSpeedster: Subverted. He turns out to be an Ukaku-type, which are noted for their speed and lack of endurance. Banjou, on the other hand, is slow and clumsy but his large body is fairly durable. The Gas-Mask Trio immediately mock him upon seeing his kagune for the first time.
* GentleGiant: He's tall and heavily built, and as a result looks pretty intimidating. But in reality, he's as much of a pacifist as possible for a Ghoul and incredibly softhearted.
* HealingFactor: Unlike most Ghouls, his Kagune seems to be used exclusively to heal his injuries.
* TheHeart: His kindness and caring nature are his defining trait in any group he joins.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempt when he threw himself between Kouto and one of the Bin Brothers and then forced the rest of the Anti-Aogiri group to leave. He survived because Kaneki and the gas mask brothers came back for him.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Banjou is really hard on himself for being weak.
* HonorBeforeReason: Regardless of his weakness and peaceful nature, he readily places himself in harm's way for others' sake
* HopelessSuitor: He harbored feelings for Rize, even after she called him a "boring guy".
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: At least when it comes to Rize. He considers her a remarkable and admirable woman, and actually asks her to become the new leader of the 11th Ward. She laughs in his face, and mockingly suggests he should do it himself -- he takes this as genuine encouragement and attempts to live up to what he thinks are her high expectations of him.
* HotBlooded: He's a passionate guy, and this leads to an initial confrontation when he mistakes Kaneki as Rize's boyfriend.
* TheLancer: He becomes the second-in-command to Kaneki, acting as a more moderate voice to Kaneki's increasing ruthlessness.
* TheLeader: He ''tries'' to be the leader of 11th ward after Rize left, but was defeated when Aogiri Tree arrived. He admits he took on the role because he thought it was what Rize wanted.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: His feelings for Rize completely blind him to the fact that she's a terrible person who doesn't care about anyone but herself. She is incredibly selfish and causes problems for other ghouls in the 11th ward by attracting the attention of CCG as well as destabilizing the area. He even goes to the 20th ward to find her despite knowing that he'd incur the wrath of the Aogiri Tree.
* NiceGuy: Perhaps one of the kindest characters in the series. While he lacks strength, other Ghouls willingly follow him because he genuinely cares for their well-being.
* NonActionGuy: Despite his best effort, Banjou is pitifully weak. He can't even use his kagune, so his only advantage is that he's heavily built.
* RatedMForManly: Even if he's pretty weak, he's pretty intimating looking.
* TeamDad: To the other weak ghouls in the 11th Ward, who he attempts to protect from Aogiri.
* TechnicalPacifist: He's noted by the others to be a peaceful guy, not even bringing out his kagune in a life-or-death situation. Even so, he ''is'' a Ghoul.
* UndyingLoyalty: After being saved by Kaneki, he decides to devote himself to becoming the other Ghoul's "shield".
* YouAreNotAlone: To Kaneki, begging him to remember that he doesn't need to take all the burdens onto himself.

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A ghoul from the 11th Ward, Rank 1 Investigator, and former associate member of Rize. Hirako's team. He comes to across as playful and friendly, but expresses misgivings about the 20th Ward in search existence of her, and has lingering feelings for her. Though a pacifist, he as a strong sense of duty and becomes one of Kaneki's allies.the Quinix.

* AmazonChaser: Attracted to Rize's independence AlliterativeName: Lampshaded. His name and strength.rank are both "Itou", so he suggests Haise just call him "Kuramoto" for ease.
* BookDumb: He's illiterate, even AscendedExtra: He appears as an adult. Probably justified, since many Ghouls grow up without attending school or otherwise obtaining unnamed extra in the original series, and now plays a formal education.much more significant role as one of Sasaki's coworkers.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He looks tough, but he's actually a caring and peaceful guy.EyesAlwaysShut: Giving the impression of someone untrustworthy.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He tends FalseFriend: There's definitely something suspicious about him suddenly befriending Sasaki and offering information to throw himself into harms way for others, shielding them from attacks or attempting a HeroicSacrifice to let others escape.him, considering his previously established opinion about the Quinix.
* CoolDownHug: FantasticRacism: Played with. He manages to talk down a berserk Kaneki, placing one hand on chides his shoulder teammates and giving him a YouAreNotAlone speech reminds them to bring him back to his senses.be polite because the Quinix ''are'' their coworkers. But he follows this up by calling them "scary" and complaining that he doesn't understand what their superiors are thinking employing them.
* CowardlyLion: He's noted for being the biggest chicken around, frightened by Ghost stories TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Like many other Investigators, he greatly admires Arima and horror movies mistakes his blank Will as a sign that he watches with Hinami. But when it comes to the people he cares about, he'll leap into the fray without a second thought.Arima is supremely confident.
* DoggedNiceGuy: He is arguably one of the nicest ghouls in the series. He is also hopelessly in love with Rize, who doesn't care about him at all.
* TheDulcineaEffect: He puts himself at risk by going to the 20th Ward to warn Rize that she might be in danger despite the fact that he hardly knows her and it's very clear that she won't return his affection. It's also clear that Rize is incredibly selfish and doesn't care about how her actions affect others. It becomes apparent that Banjou has an idealized image of her.
* FragileSpeedster: Subverted. He turns out to be an Ukaku-type, which are noted for their speed and lack of endurance. Banjou, on the other hand, is slow and clumsy but his large body is fairly durable. The Gas-Mask Trio immediately mock him upon seeing his kagune for the first time.
* GentleGiant: He's tall and heavily built, and as a result looks pretty intimidating. But in reality, he's as much of a pacifist as possible for a Ghoul and incredibly softhearted.
* HealingFactor: Unlike most Ghouls, his Kagune seems to be used exclusively to heal his injuries.
* TheHeart: His kindness and caring nature are his defining trait in any group he joins.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempt when he threw himself between Kouto and one of the Bin Brothers and then forced the rest of the Anti-Aogiri group to leave. He survived because Kaneki and the gas mask brothers came back for him.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Banjou is really hard on himself for being weak.
* HonorBeforeReason: Regardless of his weakness and peaceful nature, he readily places himself in harm's way for others' sake
* HopelessSuitor: He harbored feelings for Rize, even after she called him a "boring guy".
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: At least when it comes to Rize. He considers her a remarkable and admirable woman, and actually asks her to become the new leader of the 11th Ward. She laughs in his face, and mockingly suggests he should do it himself -- he takes this as genuine encouragement and attempts to live up to what he thinks are her high expectations of him.
* HotBlooded: He's a passionate guy, and this leads to an initial confrontation when he mistakes Kaneki as Rize's boyfriend.
* TheLancer: He becomes the second-in-command to Kaneki, acting as a more moderate voice to Kaneki's increasing ruthlessness.
* TheLeader: He ''tries'' to be the leader of 11th ward after Rize left, but was defeated when Aogiri Tree arrived. He admits he took on the role because he thought it was what Rize wanted.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: His feelings for Rize completely blind him to the fact that she's a terrible person who doesn't care about anyone but herself. She is incredibly selfish and causes problems for other ghouls in the 11th ward by attracting the attention of CCG as well as destabilizing the area. He even goes to the 20th ward to find her despite knowing that he'd incur the wrath of the Aogiri Tree.
* NiceGuy: Perhaps one of the kindest characters in the series. While he lacks strength, other Ghouls willingly follow him because he genuinely cares for their well-being.
* NonActionGuy: Despite his best effort, Banjou is pitifully weak. He can't even use his kagune, so his only advantage is that he's heavily built.
* RatedMForManly: Even if he's pretty weak, he's pretty intimating looking.
* TeamDad: To the other weak ghouls in the 11th Ward, who he attempts to protect from Aogiri.
* TechnicalPacifist: He's noted by the others to be a peaceful guy, not even bringing out his kagune in a life-or-death situation. Even so, he ''is'' a Ghoul.
* UndyingLoyalty: After being saved by Kaneki, he decides to devote himself to becoming the other Ghoul's "shield".
* YouAreNotAlone: To Kaneki, begging him to remember that he doesn't need to take all the burdens onto himself.




[[folder:Nishiki Nishio]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' ShintaroAsanuma

A young Ghoul who is a second year in Kamii University, and an upperclassman to Hide and Kaneki. Before the start of the series, his hunting territory was overtaken by Rize and his efforts to reclaim them place him at odds with Kaneki. He has a human girlfriend, and his devotion to her slowly leads him to change his ways.

* AlliterativeName: He adopts the name "Nishiki Nishio" after the death of his sister, using a blank [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koseki family registry]] their parents had saved for emergencies. She even points out that the name is a bit odd, but asks him to bear with it.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. His sex life is one of the many things he gets teased or harassed over, in contrast to the more respectful treatment of his more innocent male peers.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Inverted. His eyes appear completely black, at the moment when he realizes his feelings for Kimi.
* ButtMonkey: If he appears in an omake, he is certain to be the butt of at least one joke. Highlights include [[{{Troll}} Kaneki]] spreading a rumor he eats manure, and starring as the Prince in Rapunzel, only to realize his princess is....[[RatedMForManly Shachi]].
* CharacterDevelopment: He's introduced as a petty and selfish Ghoul who's willing to kill other Ghouls who simply interlope on territory he ''deems'' to be his, but has yet to actually (re)claim. He also nearly murders both Kaneki and his human best friend. Later on, he winds up realizing the error of his ways and joins the gang at the coffee shop.
* ChickMagnet: He's not unpopular with the ladies.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Complains at length about being saved by Kaneki, making it clear this doesn't change things.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His parents died at a young age, and later he lost his sister as well.
* CynicismCatalyst: He had an older sister, but she was killed after a human she trusted reported her as a ghoul. Nishio then killed the guy who reported her and decided never to trust anyone. That was until Kimi found out he's a ghoul and she accepted him instead and even offered him to eat her, showing him that there are humans you can trust.
* {{Determinator}}: When his human girlfriend, Kimi, is kidnapped by Tsukiyama. Even starving and badly injured, he just won't give up no matter how much punishment he receives.
* GoodWithNumbers: He's shown helping classmates with their math homework, easily working out the errors in his head.
* HeelFaceTurn: He eventually becomes one of Kaneki's allies, after receiving help from him.
* HeroicResolve: Every single time Tsukiyama threatens Kimi, he manages to find the strength to get back up.
* InterruptedIntimacy: Hide and Kaneki walk in on him during a very hot-and-heavy session with his girlfriend, who runs out shrieking. He later asks them (for Kimi) how much they actually saw.
* InterspeciesRomance: He has a human girlfriend, as evidenced when Kaneki and Hide walk in on them getting hot and heavy.
* IOweYouMyLife: He states that he owes Kaneki and has a debt to repay, since he helped save Kimi.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: As he prepares to flee the 20th Ward and go into hiding, he states that he doesn't want Kimi to waste the rest of her life waiting for him]].
* JackOfAllStats: His kagune type is described as such, being far more balanced than the other types that specialize in either speed, strength, or regeneration.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's rude and condescending towards others, but he also genuinely loves Kimi to the point of starving rather than harm her. After Kaneki helps him, he returns the favor and feels the need to repay his debt.
* LivingADoubleLife: Though a Ghoul, he lives most of his life like a human. Besides having a human girlfriend, he's a 2nd year Pharmacy student at Kamii University and well-known around the school.
* LoveRedeems: He risks everything to save Kimi, and gives up on hunting humans for her sake. That Kaneki helped save Kimi leads him to become an important ally, feeling indebted to him.
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: [[spoiler: In light of [=CCG=] raiding Anteiku, he states his intentions to see Kimi one last time before disappearing. It isn't clear yet whether he'll actually go through with it, but staying with her certainly puts her life at risk if they're caught]].
* {{Megane}}: His glasses add to his aloof demeanor, and he started wearing them as a teenager around the same time he began to become more cynical.
* NonhumanLoverReveal: He nearly attacks Kimi when she comes to check on him, revealing himself as a Ghoul. He's unable to kill her, and she willingly keeps his secret.
* OptOut: [[spoiler: He is one of several members of Anteiku that flee in preparation for the CCG raid on the 20th Ward, and readily tells Kaneki he intends to save himself]].
* SirSwearsalot: He's prone to referring to others as "shitty", and gets called on his nasty mouth more than once.
* TheSixthRanger: He joins the crew at Anteiku long after the others, and remains somewhat abrasive towards the others even after settling in.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears them, and is described by Itori as a "prodigy".
* StarCrossedLovers: With Kimi. The forbidden nature of their relationship is explicitly discussed, as exposure means death for him and prison for her.
* TailSlap: His kagune resembles a blue glowing tail, and investigators discussing different Kagune types describe it as a "trump card".
* TroubledButCute: Noted even at school for his abrasive personality, though apparently quite popular with the ladies. Ironically, his nasty personality ''is'' how he behaves while passing himself off as human, rather than his true Ghoul personality. He's actually a decent guy under it all, though.
* {{Tsundere}}: ShintaroAsanuma, his voice actor, describes him as being one towards humanity.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: When he was very young, he hated having to kill humans in order to survive. His sister did all of the hunting for him.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Touka, once he starts working at Anteiku. They constantly bicker, but he shields her from an ambush by Ayato and even helps her prepare for the college entrance exams.

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A young Ghoul who is a second year
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The physician
in Kamii University, charge of monitoring and an upperclassman to Hide caring for the Quinix. He gives off a kind and Kaneki. Before the start of the series, his hunting territory was overtaken by Rize and his efforts to reclaim them place him at odds fatherly air when dealing with Kaneki. He has a human girlfriend, and his devotion to her slowly leads him to change his ways.patients.

* AlliterativeName: GoodHairEvilHair: He adopts the name "Nishiki Nishio" after the death of his sister, using has a blank [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koseki family registry]] their parents had saved for emergencies. She even points out thick, bushy moustache that the name is a bit odd, but asks him adds to bear with it.his air of authority.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. MotherlyScientist: His sex life is one of the many things he gets teased or harassed over, in contrast to the more respectful treatment of bedside manner towards his more innocent male peers.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Inverted. His eyes appear completely black, at the moment when
patients is very much like a fatherly figure, and he realizes his feelings for Kimi.shows a certain amount of empathy towards their situation.
* ButtMonkey: If he appears in an omake, he is certain to be the butt of at least LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He wears a large one joke. Highlights include [[{{Troll}} Kaneki]] spreading a rumor he eats manure, and starring as the Prince in Rapunzel, only to realize that overwhelms his princess is....[[RatedMForManly Shachi]].thin build.
* CharacterDevelopment: He's introduced as a petty SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses, adding to his air of authority and selfish Ghoul who's willing to kill other Ghouls who simply interlope on territory he ''deems'' to be his, but has yet to actually (re)claim. He also nearly murders both Kaneki and his human best friend. Later on, he winds up realizing the error of his ways and joins the gang at the coffee shop.
* ChickMagnet: He's not unpopular with the ladies.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Complains at length about being saved by Kaneki, making it clear this doesn't change things.
intelligence.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: TestedOnHumans: His parents died at a young age, and later he lost his sister as well.
* CynicismCatalyst: He had an older sister, but she was killed after a human she trusted reported her as a ghoul. Nishio then killed the guy who reported her and decided never to trust anyone. That was until Kimi found out he's a ghoul and she accepted him instead and even offered him to eat her, showing him that there
patients are humans you can trust.
* {{Determinator}}: When his human girlfriend, Kimi, is kidnapped by Tsukiyama. Even starving and badly injured, he just won't give up no matter how much punishment he receives.
* GoodWithNumbers: He's shown helping classmates with their math homework, easily working out the errors in his head.
* HeelFaceTurn: He eventually becomes one of Kaneki's allies, after receiving help from him.
* HeroicResolve: Every single time Tsukiyama threatens Kimi, he manages to find the strength to get back up.
* InterruptedIntimacy: Hide and Kaneki walk in on him during a very hot-and-heavy session with his girlfriend, who runs out shrieking. He later asks them (for Kimi) how much they actually saw.
* InterspeciesRomance: He has a human girlfriend, as evidenced when Kaneki and Hide walk in on them getting hot and heavy.
* IOweYouMyLife: He states that he owes Kaneki and has a debt to repay, since he helped save Kimi.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: As he prepares to flee the 20th Ward and go into hiding, he states that he doesn't want Kimi to waste the rest of her life waiting for him]].
* JackOfAllStats: His kagune type is described as such, being far more balanced than the other types that specialize in either speed, strength, or regeneration.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's rude and condescending towards others, but he also genuinely loves Kimi to the point of starving rather than harm her. After Kaneki helps him, he returns the favor and feels the need to repay his debt.
* LivingADoubleLife: Though a Ghoul, he lives most of his life like a human. Besides having a human girlfriend, he's a 2nd year Pharmacy student at Kamii University and well-known around the school.
* LoveRedeems: He risks everything to save Kimi, and gives up on hunting humans for her sake. That Kaneki helped save Kimi leads him to become an important ally, feeling indebted to him.
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: [[spoiler: In light of [=CCG=] raiding Anteiku, he states his intentions to see Kimi one last time before disappearing. It isn't clear yet whether he'll actually go through with it, but staying with her certainly puts her life at risk if they're caught]].
* {{Megane}}: His glasses add to his aloof demeanor, and he started wearing them as a teenager around the same time he began to become more cynical.
* NonhumanLoverReveal: He nearly attacks Kimi when she comes to check on him, revealing himself as a Ghoul. He's unable to kill her, and she willingly keeps his secret.
* OptOut: [[spoiler: He is one of several members of Anteiku that flee in preparation for the CCG raid on the 20th Ward, and readily tells Kaneki he intends to save himself]].
* SirSwearsalot: He's prone to referring to others as "shitty", and gets called on his nasty mouth more than once.
* TheSixthRanger: He joins the crew at Anteiku long after the others, and remains somewhat abrasive towards the others even after settling in.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears them, and is described by Itori as a "prodigy".
* StarCrossedLovers: With Kimi. The forbidden nature of their relationship is
explicitly discussed, as exposure means death for him and prison for her.
* TailSlap: His kagune resembles a blue glowing tail, and investigators discussing different Kagune types describe it as a "trump card".
* TroubledButCute: Noted even at school for his abrasive personality, though apparently quite popular with the ladies. Ironically, his nasty personality ''is'' how he behaves while passing himself off as human, rather than his true Ghoul personality. He's actually a decent guy under it all, though.
* {{Tsundere}}: ShintaroAsanuma, his voice actor, describes him as being one towards humanity.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: When he was very young, he hated having
stated to kill humans in order to survive. His sister did all of the hunting for him.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Touka, once he starts working at Anteiku. They constantly bicker, but he shields her from an ambush by Ayato and even helps her prepare for the college entrance exams.
be human research subjects




[[folder:Renji Yomo]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura

A stoic man that serves as Yoshimura's right-hand man, carrying out odd jobs for Anteiku. He was once a violent thug, but has been reformed into a wise man of few words. Along with Touka, he provides guidance to Kaneki on life as a Ghoul and teaches him how to defend himself.

* AnimalMotifs: Birds, particular carrion birds such as crows and ravens.
* ArchEnemy: Arima, the Investigator that killed his sister.
* {{Badass}}: He is probably the second strongest character affiliated with Anteiku, behind Yoshimura.
* BadassLongcoat: He wears a large coat, covering his massive frame from neck to shins.
* CantHoldhisLiquor: An omake is centered around this, with Itori getting him plastered. He becomes exceptionally talkative.
* CoolMask: It resembles a gas mask with a long beak much like the masks worn by Plague Doctors.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: He lost his parents and older sister at a young age.
* DueToTheDead: He briefly prays over the body of a suicide victim, prior to bagging it to take back to Anteiku.
* GoodHairEvilHair: Inverted, he has a goatee but is a good person.
* LightningBruiser: He's noted for his incredible durability and strength, but turns out to be a speed-based Ukaku type.
* NoSell: He doesn't even flinch when impaled through the stomach by Kaneki's CombatTentacles.
* NumberTwo: He acts as Yoshimura's second in command, carrying out duties behind the scenes for him.
* TheQuietOne: He rarely speaks, something that initially creeps Kaneki out.
* RedBaron: "Raven", first coined by Uta.
* RetiredBadass: He and Uta made the 4th ward practically impossible to live in back when they were younger due to their fighting.
* ShoutOut: When wearing his mask and coat, he resembles a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor_costume Plague Doctor]]. Fitting, considering his job "shopping" for food for Anteiku.
* TheStoic: He is quiet and rarely shows strong emotion.
** NotSoStoic: There are moments when even he loses his cool, such as when he encounters Arima.
* ThreeAmigos: With Uta and Itori.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted. While he initially seems frightening and is the one that "shops" for Anteiku's food supply, he turns out to be a good person.
* WingedHumanoid: His Kagune resemble wings when is use, and coupled with his mask make him look like a very angry bird.
* ZenSurvivor: Straight answers from him are rare, but he quietly encourages Kaneki to find his own answers. He also offers lessons in survival and combat, primarily through either letting Kaneki fall off a cliff or beating him senseless.

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura

A stoic man that serves as Yoshimura's right-hand man, carrying
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An Investigator operating
out odd jobs for Anteiku. He was once a violent thug, but has been reformed into a wise man of few words. Along with Touka, he provides guidance to Kaneki on life as a Ghoul the 1st Ward, and teaches him how assigned the "Torso" case. He does not bother to defend himself.hide his disdain towards the Quinix, and uses multiple opportunities to humiliate Sasaki.

* AnimalMotifs: Birds, particular carrion birds such as crows FantasticRacism: His resentment and ravens.mistrust of Sasaki and his team seems to be based on little more than their hybrid status, even with Sasaki being a highly-decorated Investigator.
* ArchEnemy: Arima, {{Gonk}}: He has a rather large nose and enormous lips.
* {{Jerkass}}: He intentionally humiliates Sasaki in front of others at every chance, and doesn't even bother to act professionally towards him.
* TheRival: His team is at odds with Team Mado, and he crosses
the Investigator that killed his sister.line of professionalism in antagonizing them.
* {{Badass}}: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: He calls out Sasaki for capturing a Ghoul rather than killing it outright, stating their duty as Investigators is probably the second strongest character affiliated with Anteiku, behind Yoshimura.
* BadassLongcoat:
to eliminate all Ghouls. He wears suggests Sasaki himself is untrustworthy as a large coat, covering result of his massive frame from neck to shins.hybrid status.
* CantHoldhisLiquor: An omake is centered around this, with Itori getting him plastered. He becomes exceptionally talkative.
* CoolMask: It resembles a gas mask with a long beak much like the masks worn by Plague Doctors.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: He lost his parents and older sister at a young age.
* DueToTheDead: He briefly prays over the body of a suicide victim, prior to bagging it to take back to Anteiku.
* GoodHairEvilHair: Inverted, he has a goatee but is a good person.
* LightningBruiser: He's noted for his incredible durability and strength, but turns out to be a speed-based Ukaku type.
* NoSell: He doesn't even flinch when impaled through the stomach by Kaneki's CombatTentacles.
* NumberTwo: He acts as Yoshimura's second in command, carrying out duties behind the scenes for him.
* TheQuietOne: He rarely speaks, something that initially creeps Kaneki out.
* RedBaron: "Raven", first coined by Uta.
* RetiredBadass: He and Uta made the 4th ward practically impossible to live in back when they were younger due to their fighting.
* ShoutOut: When wearing his mask and coat, he resembles a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor_costume Plague Doctor]]. Fitting, considering his job "shopping" for food for Anteiku.
* TheStoic: He is quiet and rarely shows strong emotion.
** NotSoStoic: There are moments when even he loses his cool, such as when he encounters Arima.
* ThreeAmigos: With Uta and Itori.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted. While he initially seems frightening and is the one that "shops" for Anteiku's food supply, he turns out to be a good person.
* WingedHumanoid: His Kagune resemble wings when is use, and coupled with his mask make him look like a very angry bird.
* ZenSurvivor: Straight answers from him are rare, but he quietly encourages Kaneki to find his own answers. He also offers lessons in survival and combat, primarily through either letting Kaneki fall off a cliff or beating him senseless.




[[folder: Uta and Itori]]

See their entries under ''The Pierrot''.

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\n[[folder: Uta [[folder:Shinme Haisaki]]
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The current Warden of Kokuria,
and Itori]]

See their entries under ''The Pierrot''.
head of the 23rd Ward.

* FaceOfAThug: His face frightens people, even when he's being perfectly friendly.

* FantasticRacism: Averted. He seems to be one of the few Investigators that doesn't have an issue with the hybrids, and expresses his approval for the project.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has scars around his mouth, adding to his creepy appearance.
* MadEye: His pupils seem to look in different directions, adding to his very unnerving appearance.



[[folder:Hinami Fueguchi]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Sumire Morohoshi

A sweet little girl who comes under the care of Touka and Kaneki. Though a powerful Ghoul, she is gentle and kind-hearted. She is taken in by Kaneki's group after the TimeSkip, but usually confined to their apartment for her own safety. She forms an unlikely friendship with Tsukiyama, and occasionally uses her keen senses to help the group's efforts.

She returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:Re'', and has grown into a somber young woman. While her motives remain unclear, she has become a member of Aogiri Tree.

* BadassAdorable: She's actually a powerful Ghoul, being one of the rare cases where a child gets ''both'' kagune types from their parents.
* BreakTheCutie: Both of her parents are now dead and she watched her mother die. She's holding up quite well considering the events that happened, but she's definitely not the same anymore.
* BrokenBird: The sweet, innocent girl she once was seems to have been replaced by a somber young woman.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Hinami's kagune resemble a butterfly's wings, and emerge for the first time shortly before the death of Kureo Mado -- a turning point for several characters in the series.
* CombatTentacles: They look a bit like a Scorpion's tail.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the sequel, she has become involved with Aogiri.
* FlowerInHerHair: Tsukiyama places one in her hair when he visits, and everyone notes how cute she looks.
* HairDecorations: She usually wears something in her hair, usually a barrette or hair band.
* MissionControl: She coordinates the efforts to capture Madam A, helping Kaneki's group corner her.
* NiceGirl: She's very sweet and friendly, and hasn't killed any humans.
* NightmareFetishist: An innocent version of the trope. Sweet, gentle Hinami really loves horror movies and her favorite author, Takatsuki Sen, writes novels about human cruelty and madness.
* OddFriendship: With Tsukiyama, of all people.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In the sequel, Hinami has grown into a sorrowful but beautiful young woman.
* SunnySunflowerDisposition: She's heavily associated with Sunflowers, even wearing them on her clothing. And regardless of the terrible circumstances she's endured in life, she remains sweet and cheerful.
* SuperSenses: She's noted to have exceptional senses, even by Ghoul standards. Unlike most Ghouls, she recognizes that Kaneki's scent is strange and her hearing is good enough to detect what is going on elsewhere in a large building.
* SwordOverHead: After badly injuring Mado, she ultimately decides not to avenge her parents by killing him.
* TarotMotifs: II. ''The High Priestess''.
* TraumaCongaLine: She loses her mother, sees a Dove using her mother's stolen kagune as a weapon against Ghouls, nearly gets killed, and soon finds herself mixed up in all of the dark conspiracies Kaneki and co are pulled into.
* WingedHumanoid: Her second kagune resembles a moth's wings, though they aren't wings so much as large shields for defense.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: She shows occasional glimpses of wisdom, realizing that revenge won't change anything and later recognizing that Kaneki was not well after his ordeal.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In the anime, her excitement at catching her father's scent results in her running straight into a trap.

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->'''Voiced by:''' Sumire Morohoshi

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A sweet little girl who comes under the care of Touka and Kaneki. Though a powerful mysterious Ghoul, she is gentle currently being investigated by CCG. His unusual feeding pattern involves leaving behind his victims' heads and kind-hearted. She is taken in by Kaneki's group after the TimeSkip, but usually confined to their apartment for her own safety. She forms an unlikely friendship with Tsukiyama, legs, marking him as a highly unusual and occasionally uses her keen senses to help the group's efforts.disturbed Ghoul.

She returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:Re'', * AxCrazy: He appears to be violently insane, even by Ghoul standards.
* CameraFiend: He uses a polaroid to photograph his victims, leaving his predation sites
and has grown into a somber young woman. While her motives remain unclear, she has become a member of Aogiri Tree.

* BadassAdorable: She's actually a powerful Ghoul, being
home littered with photos. Chie identifies the brand as an uncommon, foreign one of the rare cases where a child gets ''both'' kagune types he must be buying in large quantities from their parents.a specialty store.
* CharacterTic: Tapping out a rhythm on his steering wheel.

* BreakTheCutie: Both of her parents are now dead and she watched her mother die. She's holding up quite well considering the events that happened, but she's definitely not the same anymore.
* BrokenBird: The sweet, innocent girl she once was seems to have been replaced by a somber young woman.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Hinami's kagune resemble a butterfly's wings, and emerge for the first time shortly before the death of Kureo Mado -- a turning point for several characters in the series.
CradlingYourKill: He apparently enjoys cuddling with his victims' bodies. While they're headless. And playing with their bleeding stump. [[NightmareFuel Yeah]].
* CombatTentacles: They look LeanAndMean: He appears to be quite gaunt, and is a bit like a Scorpion's tail.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the sequel, she has become involved with Aogiri.
particularly brutal killer.
* FlowerInHerHair: Tsukiyama places one in her hair when he visits, LivingMacGuffin: Both the home office of CCG and everyone notes how cute she looks.Orochi are hunting for him, suggesting some importance.
* HairDecorations: She usually wears something in her hair, usually ALoveToDismember: Our first glimpse of him is a barrette or hair band.shadowy figure cradling a headless corpse while moaning about his "lover".
* MonsterMisogyny: He preys exclusively on women.

* MissionControl: She coordinates the efforts to capture Madam A, helping Kaneki's group corner her.PickyPeopleEater: At least, Donato theorizes that he is one.
* NiceGirl: She's very sweet and friendly, and hasn't killed any humans.ScarsAreForever: His preferred prey happens to be women that have surgical scars.
* NightmareFetishist: An innocent version of SerialKiller: His feeding patterns mimic the trope. Sweet, gentle Hinami really loves horror movies behaviors of one, dismembering and her favorite author, Takatsuki Sen, writes novels about human cruelty and madness.dumping remains in a different location later.
* ShoutOut: His crimes greatly resemble the unsolved [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer Cleveland Torso Murders]], as well as the murderers in Creator/BillyMartin's novel, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_Corpse_%28novel%29 The Exquisite Corpse]]''.
* TarotMotifs: III. ''The Empress''.
* {{Yandere}}: Theorized to remove his victims' legs due to a deep-seated possessiveness.

* OddFriendship: With Tsukiyama, of all people.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In the sequel, Hinami has grown into a sorrowful but beautiful young woman.
* SunnySunflowerDisposition: She's heavily associated with Sunflowers, even wearing them on her clothing. And regardless of the terrible circumstances she's endured in life, she remains sweet and cheerful.
* SuperSenses: She's noted to have exceptional senses, even by Ghoul standards. Unlike most Ghouls, she recognizes that Kaneki's scent is strange and her hearing is good enough to detect what is going on elsewhere in a large building.
* SwordOverHead: After badly injuring Mado, she ultimately decides not to avenge her parents by killing him.
* TarotMotifs: II. ''The High Priestess''.
* TraumaCongaLine: She loses her mother, sees a Dove using her mother's stolen kagune as a weapon against Ghouls, nearly gets killed, and soon finds herself mixed up in all of the dark conspiracies Kaneki and co are pulled into.
* WingedHumanoid: Her second kagune resembles a moth's wings, though they aren't wings so much as large shields for defense.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: She shows occasional glimpses of wisdom, realizing that revenge won't change anything and later recognizing that Kaneki was not well after his ordeal.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In the anime, her excitement at catching her father's scent results in her running straight into a trap.



[[folder:Enji Koma]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/AnriKatsu

An experienced waiter at Anteiku, frequently acting as manager when Yoshimura is not in. Though he looks harmless, in truth he was once the leader of a violent gang and was called the "Devil Ape".

* AnimalMotifs: Great Apes.
* TheAtoner: Yomo hints that this is the reason he chooses to remain at Yoshimura's side.
** DeathSeeker: Similarly, Yomo suggests that he goes into battle fully intending to die as "punishment" for his past.
* BacktoBackBadasses: With Irimi.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Don't let his looks and kind attitude fool you. When he actually does get serious, he's a force to be reckoned with.
* BigBrotherMentor: He views himself as being this to the younger employees of Anteiku, though it's questionable whether or not they agree.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler: He was last seen, heavily wounded and among those evacuating through the V-14 tunnels. Later, Kaneki finds Arima waiting in an area strewn with the bodies of the Ghouls trying to flee....]]
* BowtiesAreCool: He tries to invoke this trope, convinced his bowties (and other dreadful fashion choices) are cool. No one agrees.
* CoolMask: A stylized, Gorilla mask with enormous lower teeth.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's usually goofy and friendly, but in his "Devil Ape" persona he is a terrifying and brutal opponent.
* FacelessGoons: "Oni Yamada", his old gang. [[spoiler: They come out of retirement to fight during the raid on Anteiku]].
* GagNose: His nose is enormous and goofy-looking, adding to his harmless appearance.
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler: He comes out of retirement during the raid on Anteiku, fully intending to go down fighting]].
* LightningBruiser: When he does step up to fight, he shows exceptional speed and strength as well as endurance.
* MilesGloriosus: Subverted. He would frequently brag about his prowess as the great "Devil Ape", and be shrugged off by the younger employees at Anteiku. But when he actually goes into battle, it becomes clear it wasn't just talk.
* NoRespectGuy: His younger coworkers tend to brush off any mention of him being anything but a goofy waiter, and outright ignore him when he tries to assert authority.
* PrehensileTail: He uses his kagune at one point to swing himself out of harm's way, suggesting he's a Bikaku-type.
* RedBaron: "Devil Ape", a title he held in his more violent youth.
* ReformedCriminal: A former Gang Leader, he was responsible killing Doves in multiple Wards. Yoshimura eventually reformed him, leading him to settle down as a waiter in a cafe.
* TheReliableOne: He is left in charge of Anteiku whenever Yoshimura is out.
* RetiredBadass: He was once an infamous ghoul and leader of a dangerous gang prior to being taken under Yoshimura's wing.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He likes to brag about his prowess as a RetiredBadass, even though none of the employees of Anteiku have ever heard of him and generally ignore him. But it turns out to be Subverted: he's merely been in retirement for long enough for the teenaged Ghouls to not know about him, but the Doves ''immediately'' recognize and get scared the moment they see him.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Yoshimura, who rehabilitated him and gave him a new start in life.

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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/AnriKatsu

An experienced waiter at Anteiku, frequently acting as manager when Yoshimura is not in. Though he looks harmless, in truth he was once the leader of
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A mysterious S-rated Ghoul being investigated by Hirako's squad. He has become
a violent gang major player known for hunting other Ghouls, and was called the "Devil Ape".is currently pursuing Torso.

* AnimalMotifs: Great Apes.Serpents.
* TheDreaded: Both CCG and other Ghouls fear him, and for good reason.

* TheAtoner: Yomo hints that this HunterOfHisOwnKind: His major defining trait is the reason he chooses to remain at Yoshimura's side.
** DeathSeeker: Similarly, Yomo suggests
that he goes into battle fully intending to die as "punishment" for his past.hunts other Ghouls.
* BacktoBackBadasses: With Irimi.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Don't let
InTheHood: His face is obscured by a hood, helping to conceal his looks and kind attitude fool you. When he actually does get serious, he's a force identity.
* {{Orochi}}: The alias given
to be reckoned with.him references the mythological beast.
* BigBrotherMentor: RedBaron: He views himself as being this to the younger employees of Anteiku, though it's questionable whether or not they agree.seems amused at his title, one even other Ghouls have heard.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler: He was last seen, heavily wounded and among those evacuating through the V-14 tunnels. Later, Kaneki finds Arima waiting in an area strewn with the bodies of the Ghouls trying to flee....]]
* BowtiesAreCool: He tries to invoke this trope, convinced his bowties (and other dreadful fashion choices) are cool. No one agrees.
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Introduced killing another Ghoul because it didn't have any information on Torso.
* CoolMask: A stylized, Gorilla mask with enormous lower teeth.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's usually goofy and friendly, but in his "Devil Ape" persona he is a terrifying and brutal opponent.
* FacelessGoons: "Oni Yamada", his old gang. [[spoiler: They come out of retirement to fight during the raid on Anteiku]].
* GagNose: His nose is enormous and goofy-looking, adding to his harmless appearance.
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler: He comes out of retirement during the raid on Anteiku, fully intending to go down fighting]].
* LightningBruiser: When he does step up to fight, he shows exceptional speed and strength as well as endurance.
* MilesGloriosus: Subverted. He would frequently brag about his prowess as the great "Devil Ape", and be shrugged off by the younger employees at Anteiku. But when he actually goes into battle, it becomes clear it wasn't just talk.
* NoRespectGuy: His younger coworkers tend to brush off any mention of him being anything but a goofy waiter, and outright ignore him when he tries to assert authority.
* PrehensileTail: He uses his kagune at one point to swing himself out of harm's way, suggesting he's a Bikaku-type.
* RedBaron: "Devil Ape", a title he held in his more violent youth.
* ReformedCriminal: A former Gang Leader, he was responsible killing Doves in multiple Wards. Yoshimura eventually reformed him, leading him to settle down as a waiter in a cafe.
* TheReliableOne: He is left in charge of Anteiku whenever Yoshimura is out.
* RetiredBadass: He was once an infamous ghoul and leader of a dangerous gang prior to being taken under Yoshimura's wing.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He likes to brag about his prowess as a RetiredBadass, even though none of the employees of Anteiku have ever heard of him and generally ignore him. But it turns out to be Subverted: he's merely been in retirement for long enough for the teenaged Ghouls to not know about him, but the Doves ''immediately'' recognize and get scared the moment they see him.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Yoshimura, who rehabilitated him and gave him a new start in life.




[[folder:Kaya Irimi]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/FuyukaOura

One of the waitresses at Anteiku, a quiet and reserved woman with a violent past. She was the leader of the gang ''Black Dobell'' prior to encountering Yoshimura, and was rehabilitated by him.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's rather quiet, and quite lovely in a composed and mature fashion.
* TheAtoner: Yomo hints that this is the reason she chooses to remain at Yoshimura's side.
** DeathSeeker: Hinted to be fully intending to die in battle, as "punishment" for her past.
* BacktoBackBadasses: With Koma.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Though she is soft-spoken and polite, she's also a SS-ranked Ghoul.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler: She was last seen, heavily wounded and among those evacuating through the V-14 tunnels. Later, Kaneki finds Arima waiting in an area strewn with the bodies of the Ghouls trying to flee....]]
* CoolBigSis: To Touka.
* CoolMask: A black mask that resembles Anubus, the Egyptian God of the dead.
* FacelessGoons: "Black Dobell", her former gang. [[spoiler: They come out of retirement for her, and follow her into battle when CCG raids Anteiku]].
* FragileSpeedster: An Ukaku type, her greatest asset is her speed and agility.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Run through by an Investigator, leaving her badly wounded]].
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler: She comes out of retirement during the raid on Anteiku, fully intending to go down fighting]].
* MissionControl: During the rescue mission, she uses her SuperSenses to coordinate the various groups.
* RedBaron: "Black Dog"
* ReformedCriminal: As the leader of ''Black Dobell'', she was an infamous Ghoul that killed quite a few Doves. Then Yoshimura took her under his wing, reforming her into the mild-mannered waitress most people know.
* RetiredBadass: She earned an SS-rank and led the ''Black Dobell' gang prior to being recruited by Yoshimura.
* SuperSenses: Her senses are far beyond even those of other Ghouls, allowing her to track a battle in a different area of a building based solely on vibrations.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: When the Investigator she was fighting disregards the safety of an elderly (human) woman caught in the crossfire, Irimi throws herself in the way and takes the hit]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Yoshimura.

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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/FuyukaOura

One of the waitresses at Anteiku, a quiet
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A young
and reserved woman eccentric Ghoul with a violent past. She was the leader of the gang ''Black Dobell'' prior connection to encountering Yoshimura, and was rehabilitated by him.

Tsukiyama.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's rather quiet, and quite lovely in a composed and mature fashion.{{Camp}}: ''O ROSE''!
* GratuitousGerman: Unsurprisingly, considering he knows Tsukiyama.

* TheAtoner: Yomo hints that this is the reason she chooses to remain at Yoshimura's side.
** DeathSeeker: Hinted to be fully intending to die in battle, as "punishment" for her past.
LargeHam: Introduced crying and wailing melodramatically.
* BacktoBackBadasses: With Koma.TheTragicRose: Played for laughs. He holds a rose and talks to it while wailing dramatically over "Shuu-sama".
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Though she is soft-spoken and polite, she's also a SS-ranked Ghoul.YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple, at any rate.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler: She was last seen, heavily wounded and among those evacuating through the V-14 tunnels. Later, Kaneki finds Arima waiting in an area strewn with the bodies of the Ghouls trying to flee....]]
* CoolBigSis: To Touka.
* CoolMask: A black mask that resembles Anubus, the Egyptian God of the dead.
* FacelessGoons: "Black Dobell", her former gang. [[spoiler: They come out of retirement for her, and follow her into battle when CCG raids Anteiku]].
* FragileSpeedster: An Ukaku type, her greatest asset is her speed and agility.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Run through by an Investigator, leaving her badly wounded]].
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler: She comes out of retirement during the raid on Anteiku, fully intending to go down fighting]].
* MissionControl: During the rescue mission, she uses her SuperSenses to coordinate the various groups.
* RedBaron: "Black Dog"
* ReformedCriminal: As the leader of ''Black Dobell'', she was an infamous Ghoul that killed quite a few Doves. Then Yoshimura took her under his wing, reforming her into the mild-mannered waitress most people know.
* RetiredBadass: She earned an SS-rank and led the ''Black Dobell' gang prior to being recruited by Yoshimura.
* SuperSenses: Her senses are far beyond even those of other Ghouls, allowing her to track a battle in a different area of a building based solely on vibrations.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: When the Investigator she was fighting disregards the safety of an elderly (human) woman caught in the crossfire, Irimi throws herself in the way and takes the hit]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Yoshimura.



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[[folder:Ichimi, Jiro, and Sante]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Shūto Miyazaki (Ichimi), Reina Ueda (Jiro), Sōta Arai (Sante)

A trio of siblings, all clad in matching hoodies and gas masks. They are Banjou's gang, and follow him loyally regardless of his weakness. Along with their leader, they become member's of Kaneki's gang.

* ColorCodedCharacters: Primarily told apart by the color of their hoodie -- Red for Ichimi, Blue for Jiro, and Purple for Sante.
* CowardlyLion: They are well-aware that they're weak, but show great courage when their companions are in danger.
* TheFaceless: Even when hanging out without their masks, their faces are never shown.
* FragileSpeedster: They're quick, but not particularly strong.
* GasMaskLongcoat: Or hoodies, in this case, since Ghouls seem to prefer shorter coats for easier movement.
* GasMaskMooks: A heroic example.
* InTheHood: Their matching hoodies, worn to conceal their identities.
* NumericalThemeNaming: Their names mean "One", "Two", and "Three", respectively. They even have these numbers on their hoodies and masks.
* RedBaron: The Gas-Mask Brothers, even though Jiro is a girl.
* SarcasticDevotee: They're prone to mocking Banjou for his weakness and cowardice, but they're also the first to leap into the fray to help him.
* ScifiBobHaircut: Jiro has one.
* SpikyHair: Ichimi has spiky, black hair under his hoodie.
* ThreeAmigos: Though they are apparently siblings.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Banjou, sticking with him through thick and thin.

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[[folder:Ryouko Fueguchi]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa

A gentle and kind-hearted ghoul, and the mother of Hinami. She sacrificed herself to protect Hinami from Investigators, and was killed by Mado and Amon. After her death, Mado would use her kagune in tandem with her husband's stolen kagune.

* BarrierWarrior: A Kouhaku type, she uses her kagune primarily for defense. Mado modifies them into a shield after her death.
* GoOutWithASmile: Her final moments are spent wishing for her daughter to live on, doing her best to smile bravely.
* HeroicSacrifice: She faces down four Investigators on her own, all to give Hinami a chance to survive.
* MamaBear: Though gentle, she fights fiercely to protect her daughter.
* MotherlySidePlait: She wears her hair this way, symbolizing her gentle and caring nature.
* OffWithHisHead: Decapitated by Mado, using the Quinque made from her husband.
* SacrificialLamb: Her death served to show the cruel reality for Ghouls, hunted and slaughtered even when they tried to live peacefully with humans.
* TechnicalPacifist: Her husband and later, Yoshimura, provided her with food because she could not hunt. Only when her daughter is in mortal danger does she fight, but even then only to distract the investigators long enough for Hinami to escape.
* WingedHumanoid: Her kagune resemble four flower petals, sprouting from her back like a butterfly's wings.
* YouShallNotPass: She does everything in her power to prevent the investigators from chasing Hinami.

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[[folder:Maiko Abe]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MayumiAsano

A member of the Ghoul Restaurant known as "Madam A", and the owner of several "Scrappers". She was living in poverty, jealous of the well-off Ghouls until Dr. Kanou offered to let her take charge of his failed experiments.

* ChekhovsGunman: She originally appears as a member of the Ghoul Restaurant, but is later tracked down by Kaneki's group when it turns out she knows Dr. Kanou.
* EatTheRich: She thinks that wealthy people probably taste better.
* GreenEyedMonster: She's extremely resentful of those well-off and able to enjoy the good life.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her reason for signing on with Dr. Kanou.
* MockMillionaire: She pretends to be wealthy and powerful, but she's actually living in humble conditions and stuck handling Dr. Kanou's castoffs.
* RedBaron: "Madam A", the alias she uses at the Ghoul Restaurant.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's last seen fleeing when Aogiri members interrupt the search of Dr. Kanou's underground lab. It isn't clear whether she escaped, or ran into the Doves that showed up later.

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[[folder:Donato Porpora]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuhikoInoue

A powerful Russian Ghoul imprisoned by [=CCG=], who once posed as a Priest and raised Kotaro Amon. He is considered a valuable source of information on other Ghouls, due to having no loyalty to others.

In ''Tokyo Ghoul:Re'', he continues to offer his advice to the Investigators that consult him. He is a valuable informant for Sasaki, providing clues to the Torso case.

* AxCrazy: He enjoyed the screams of pain and agony when Aogiri broke into the ghoul detention cell.
* BadHabits: He posed as a Catholic Priest, giving him access to child victims through the orphanage he ran.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're almost like caterpillars.
* BoxedCrook: He gets to continue to live, as a source of information for [=CCG=].
* ChildEater: He was infamous for favoring child victims, and ran an orphanage as part of his cover.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Amon comes to his "father" for information, much to Donato's delight.
** In the sequel, Sasaki apparently comes to him for information often enough for the Warden to comment.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Implied, as he clearly favored Amon enough to spare his life even after being exposed.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He comes across as polite, even warm and caring. In reality, he's a brutal monster that enjoys the suffering of others.
* OffingTheOffspring: His favorite victims were the orphans he raised. Strangely, he spared Amon after the boy caught him butchering another child. This fact continues to haunt Amon.
* RedBaron: "Father", back in the day.
* {{Sadist}}: Noted to have enjoyed killing his victims in particularly brutal ways. When Aogiri attacked the prison, he laments not being able to join in the slaughter.
* WeCanRuleTogether: He invited Amon to join him, when the boy learned the truth about him.

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[[folder:Arata Kirishima]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Yūya Uchida

The father of Touka and Ayato Kirishima, a pacifist Ghoul that encouraged his children to coexist with humanity. He lived with his family in a human community and scavenged the corpses of humans and Ghouls to survive. This caused him to become a Kakuja, and earned him the title "Corpse Collector". He was eventually tracked down by Shinohara and Mado, and killed by them. His kagune would be used to develop [=CCG=]'s quinque armor bearing his name.

* BadassPacifist: Though gentle and kind, he ''was'' a [[CannibalismSuperpower Kakuja]].
* CannibalismSuperpower: He mutated into a Kakuja due to his scavenging Ghoul corpses.
* CynicismCatalyst: His death was this for his children, ''especially'' Ayato.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: He was a loving and gentle father, that encouraged his children to live peacefully.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: He was a genuinely kind person, and a good neighbor to boot. He similarly encouraged his children to find a way to live peacefully alongside humans.
* [[HumanResources Ghoul Resources]]: His remains are Shinohara's quinque armor, which bear his name.
* InstantArmor: His Kakuja kagune took the form of a full suit of armor, and in turn became the basis for the development of [=CCG=]'s armor.
* PosthumousCharacter: He died while his children were still young, and is only seen in flashbacks.
* RealMenCook: He enjoyed learning to make human recipes, even though he couldn't serve them to his own family.
* RedBaron: "Corpse Collector".
* SuperPrototype: His remains were used to develop the Quinque Armor, Arata. At least three sets of armor were created, with a total of three different versions seen throughout the series.
* TechnicalPacifist: He did his best to refrain from harming others, scavenging the corpses of the dead for food.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: He did his best to live peacefully with humans, but was shown no mercy by the Investigators.
* VegetarianVampire: He scavenged Human and Ghoul corpses, as an alternative to killing.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His children got their blue hair from him.

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[[folder:The One-Eyed Owl]]
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A legendary Ghoul that slaughtered numerous Investigators a decade ago, and remains at large. Little is known about it, other than its unimaginable power and hatred for the world. It is rumored to have come from the 24th District, and may be connected to the leader of Aogiri Tree. For more information, see SecretIdentity.

* AmbiguousGender: The Owl is a mysterious being in a massive cloak, with layers of Kakuja armor sticking out. As such, it's impossible to distinguish if it is male or female.
** SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: The Owl is a petite young woman, able to pass herself off as a child when she's dressed as Eto]].
* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler:She's actually Yoshimura's child and an executive of Aogiri Tree, Eto. In the final chapter, it's revealed she captured him, presumably for future ghoul experiments Kanou will conduct in his new lab.]]
* ArchEnemy: Both Kureo Mado and his daughter, Akira, want to kill it for personal reasons. [[spoiler: Mado's wife held it back to let others escape, and was brutally killed in the process]]. The Owl itself seems to consider Arima this, expressing excitement when the Investigator that once wounded it appears.
* {{Badass}}: It is the most powerful Ghoul ever recorded, and killed an incredible number of Investigators prior to being driven off.
* CannibalismSuperpower: Noted to be one of the rare Kakuja types, meaning that it gained power by eating other Ghouls.
* {{Cyclops}}: A distinct feature of its Kakuja mask, giving it the appearance of only having one massive eye in the center of its face.
* DaddysGirl: [[spoiler: She is ecstatic after meeting her father, in spite of him abandoning her. In turn, Yoshimura is completely devoted to keeping her safe regardless of her crimes]].
* TheDreaded: The very thought that it might show up results in [=CCG=] shutting down the 20th Ward and bringing in everything they have.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: She comes to her father's rescue, and greets him with a joyful (if deranged) expression. Then it's zigzagged, with the revelation that she's handed him over to Dr. Kanou as a new "donor" for his experiments]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: The child of Yoshimura and Ukina, a human woman]].
* HeroKiller: It earned its reputation by killing almost everyone that encountered it. [[spoiler: When it shows up again, it tortures and then mortally wounds Shinohara]].
* InstantArmor: Kakuja armor functions this way, and the Owl takes it to extreme lengths.
* LivingMacGuffin: Both [=CCG=] and the mysterious Organization "V" are looking for it.
* MonstrousHumanoid: Its Kakuja form is enormous and barely human in appearance, showing just how ''far'' the mutation can take a Ghoul.
* NakedOnArrival: Justified by its full-body Kakuja armor. [[spoiler: She emerges naked, but quickly wraps herself in the tatters of her cloak]].
* NighInvulnerable: Most enemies can barely scratch Owl's armor let alone inflict bodily harm.
* OminousOwl: The most infamous Ghoul on record, and pretty disturbing to look at in person.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Yoshimura was forced to abandon her in the 24th Ward, in a desperate attempt to protect her from his former superiors]].
* PsychopathicManchild: Most of its dialogue is either deranged giggling, or sing-song teasing of its victims.
* RazorWings: Owl's Ukaku wings can slice through just about anything, demolishing flesh and quinque with little effort.
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Eto, one of Aogiri Tree's executives. She's also Sen Takatsuki, the horror novelist admired by Kaneki]].
* ShroudedInMyth: It is legendary among both [=CCG=] and the Ghouls, for the sheer amount of carnage it left in its wake.
* SlasherSmile: It's default expression, made all the more disturbing by its Kakuja mask.
* SuperSpeed: Owl moves deceptively fast for its size. Surviving more than a few seconds without being torn to shreds is quite a notable accomplishment.
* SwallowedWhole: [[spoiler: Uses a nonlethal variant to rescue her father from the CCG, vomiting him back out when they've safely escaped.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Once the Owl begins to emerge from myth into the actual story, the spoilers come fast and hard.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Implied to be one, having been abandoned as an infant in TheCityNarrows and hunted by the mysterious organization "V" for the crime of simply existing. [[spoiler: Her father was forced by them to kill her mother, and she was left with nothing but her mother's journal to explain everything to her. Yoshimura expresses the hope that Kaneki can "save" her from herself]].
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[[folder:Kuro and Shiro]]
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Twin sisters that, like Kaneki, became One-Eyed Ghouls. They are Dr. Kanou's bodyguards and their past may contain hints about a larger conspiracy at play.

* BodyguardBabes: They initially act as this to Madam, while at the Ghoul Restaurant. In truth, they are Dr. Kanou's bodyguards.
* CombatTentacles: Notably similar to Kaneki's kagune, which makes him suspicious.
* CreepyTwins: They're quite eerie, indeed.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: They were the children of a wealthy father, and lived happily in a mansion. One day, a Ghoul came and murdered their parents in front of them. They were taken in and trained by [=CCG=] prior to becoming Dr. Kanou's test subjects. It is suggested their parents may have been murdered as part of a larger conspiracy]].
* DiseaseBleach: Shiro once had dark hair like her sister, prior to the surgery to make a One-Eyed Ghoul.
* EmotionlessGirl: They initially behave as such, repressing their emotions.
* FacialMarkings: They each have a mark beneath their kakugan, on opposite sides.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Like Kaneki, they are humans implanted with tissues from Rize Kamishiro.
* MeaningfulName: 'Kuro' means black, and 'Shiro' means white.
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: They agreed to work with Dr. Kanou on the promise that he would help them get revenge for the murder of their parents]].
* ScifiBobHaircut: Test subjects working for a MadScientist, sporting modified bobs.
* SingleMindedTwins: They don't show much individuality, possibly due to their unemotional nature.
* TranshumanTreachery: [[spoiler: Originally among the children raised by the [=CCG=] as future Investigators. However, they became involved with Dr. Kanou's experiments and abandoned their humanity]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Their fate remains unclear after the battle at Dr. Kanou's laboratory. The last time we saw them, Nashiro had been seriously wounded and Kurona had refused to abandon her. It isn't known whether Nashiro survived, or what happened to Kurona afterwards]].
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!!!Aogiri Tree

[[folder:In General]]
An organization of Ghouls, that has taken over the 11th Ward. Their leader is a legendary Ghoul known as the One-Eyed King, surrounded by rumors and myths. They are the primary antagonists of the story, targeting both Kaneki and the Ghoul Investigators.

* AntiHumanAlliance: CCG takes note of them as the largest and most organized group of Ghouls ever known, united by their hatred for humans.
* FantasticRacism: Noted to be a militant group defined by their belief in the superiority of Ghouls, and general disdain for the weakness of humanity.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: The rank and file wear generic masks, while its leaders each has their own unique CoolMask to conceal their identities.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Pacifist and weaker Ghouls find themselves forced into servitude by the organization, which values strength above all else.
* TheSyndicate: They function much like a human criminal organization, with money laundering operations and mercenaries recruited from across the globe to serve as front-line soldiers. They are the most influential Ghoul organization that CCG has ever encountered, with hundreds of members.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Yamori and Ayato serve as this, when they show up at Anteiku and proceed to beat Touka and Kaneki into a bloody pulp.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:The One-Eyed King]]
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The mysterious leader of Aogiri Tree. Little is known about him, with some even doubting whether he exists.

* BigBad: Presumably.
* EvilOverlord: He seems to be one, ruling over Aogiri Tree with an iron fist while remaining unseen by all but his closest executives. When discussed, the imagined image of him is a skeleton resting on a throne.
* HalfHumanHybrid: His title suggests he may be another Ghoul-hybrid, just like Kaneki.
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Eto is actually the One-Eyed King, but pretends to merely be a subordinate. Her human identity is Sen Takatsuki, the horror novelist with many Ghoul fans]].
* ShroudedInMyth: Multiple rumors and legends circle about the King, with little concrete information.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tatara]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' KojiYusa

The One-Eyed King's right hand man, a ruthless and proud Ghoul. He has little tolerance for weakness, and quickly discards Kaneki as useless. He is almost always with Eto.

* ArchEnemy: Houji seems to be one to him, as he flies into a rage the moment he sees someone using a Quinque he associates with the man.
* {{Bishounen}}: He's notably very handsome, especially when compared to the likes of Yamori.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Off-panel, he interrogates Dr. Kanou's assistant about where the doctor is hiding, and later emerges carrying her severed foot. No details are given, but Naki's comments suggest torture as involved in the process of gaining information.
* CoolMask: He wears one over the lower half of his face.
* TheDragon: He is the second-in-command of Aogiri Tree, and is stated to have exceptional fighting strength.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He absolutely towers over the child-like Eto.
* ManInWhite: He cuts an eerie figure in his all-white clothing, with his white hair and red mask as the only contrasting element.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His decision to toss aside Kaneki ultimately leads to him becoming one of the strongest Ghouls in the story, with a serious grudge against their organization. Eto even points out that Tatara should have just killed Kaneki, instead of leaving the chance for him to develop into a threat.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He apparently has no use for anyone he views as weak, and quickly tosses Kaneki away upon deciding that he isn't strong enough for their purpose.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Hinted at, with Banjou explaining to Kaneki that Tatara and Eto frequently work together as opposed to the other, more independent leaders of Aogiri Tree.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: A handsome and utterly ruthless man with white hair. He shows no patience or sympathy for others, writing Kaneki off very quickly as useless.

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[[folder:Eto]]
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->'''Voiced by:'''

One of the executives of Aogiri Tree, usually seen with Tatara. A child-like Ghoul of unknown gender, Eto is covered in bandages and possesses knowledge of many important secrets.

* AmbiguousGender: Due to being covered in bandages, it isn't clear what Eto is. [[spoiler:Later revealed to be female, when it turns out that Eto and Sen Takatsuki are the same person]].
* AndShowItToYou: Tears out several of [[spoiler: Banjou]]'s ribs, doing it so quickly that the other Ghoul only realizes he's been wounded when shown the bones.
* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler:Kaneki suspected that Aogiri's leader was Yoshimura's child. Actually it was more complicated than that. While Eto is revealed to be his daughter and she ''is'' a member of Aogiri Tree, she comes to her father's rescue and seems absolutely ''delighted'' to see him. However, it seems that she intends to use him for the second stage of Dr. Kanou's experiments in creating artificial One-Eyed Ghouls like her]].
* {{Badass}}: Able to tear through multiple powerful opponents with ease, and holds one of the highest ranks among the [[TheSocialDarwinist Darwinian]] organization Aogiri Tree.
* BadassBookworm: [[spoiler: She's an accomplished author, but also the deadliest Ghoul on record]].
* BandageMummy: An utterly terrifying example, that only makes Eto look creepy.
* BreakThemByTalking: Manages to deeply unsettle the twins by hinting about their DarkAndTroubledPast, suggesting some level of personal knowledge about what happened.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: She is the One-Eyed Owl, the half-human child of Yoshimura being sought by multiple organizations]].
* CompressedHair: The combination of hood and bandages probably help, but still [[spoiler: she's got quite a lot of hair to neatly hide under them. When we first meet her as Takatsuki, her hair is a back-length bushy mess]].
* CreepyChild: Seemingly, as Eto has a small and child-like build.
* FlashStep: Possesses speed sufficient to almost appear to be teleporting, using this to great advantage.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Subtle, but definitely there.
** [[spoiler: The flashback of the original encounter with the One-Eyed Owl, as shown in chapter 124, reveals the Owl is a small figure in a knee-length hooded cloak with wrappings around their feet. In other words, very much like what Eto wears]].
** [[spoiler: Her right eye is the only one ever given any detail, hinting that she's another One-Eyed Ghoul. When her face is finally shown, her left eye remains normal]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tatara and Noro both absolutely tower over the child-like Eto.
* InTheHood: Wears a bright purple, knee-length cloak with a hood.
* KillerRabbit: The tiny child-like Ghoul wearing a pink floral scarf seems like the least dangerous member of Aogiri Tree, right up until bones are being torn out before their owners realize it and Eto is dancing circles around the Twins without even trying.
* RedBaron: [[spoiler: The One-Eyed Owl [=/=] The One-Eyed King]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is the One-Eyed Owl, as well as author Sen Takatsuki]].
* ScarfOfAsskicking: It's pink and floral.
* SuperSpeed: Displays speed far beyond any other Ghoul, easily out-maneuvering the twin sisters and taking down Banjou before he'd even realized Eto was there.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Hinted at, with Banjou suggesting that Tatara and Eto operate together most of the time.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: There's something distinctly ''off'' about Eto's voice, giving it an inhuman quality.
* WeHaveReserves: Subverted. Though their plan required half their forces to act as decoys, afterwards Eto asks how many of their comrades ended up falling in battle and seems displeased at their deaths.

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[[folder:Noro]]
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The other direct subordinate of Aogiri's Leader, a massive man that never speaks. He displays regenerative abilities far beyond the norm for a Ghoul, and is noted for his enormous appetite.

* {{Badass}}: He's one of the top members of Aogiri for a reason, able to fight Yomo, Uta, and Tsukiyama at the same time.
* BigEater: It's noted that he eats an absurd amount of food, compared to other Ghouls.
* TheBrute: His defining trait is his brutality and strength, acting as the other primary agent of the One-Eyed King.
* CombatTentacles: His kagune are a pair of tentacles ending in hideous smiling mouths, used to tear his victims to pieces.
* CoolMask: A seemingly-eyeless mask with a giant smile as its main feature.
* EvilRedhead: This ruthless Ghoul has extremely dark red hair, looking almost black in most light.
* EyelessFace: His mask gives this appearance, with no obvious place for him to see out.
* FedToTheBeast: Tatara casually feeds [[spoiler: Takizawa]] to Noro.
* HealingFactor: Far beyond the norm seen by other Ghouls, allowing him to simply pull himself back together when Yomo decapitates him with a kick.
** PullingThemselvesTogether: When decapitated, his head suddenly sprouts strands of flesh in mid-air and reattaches to his body.
* MonstrousHumanoid: There's definitely something strange about Noro, something Yomo immediately comments on when they cross paths. He's noted for his abnormal appetite even by Ghoul standards, as well as displaying regeneration far beyond what should be possible for a Ghoul.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: A main feature of his mask. His kagune end in similarly gruesome smiles.
* RedRightHand: Black fingernails, a trait some Ghouls seem to develop.
* VillainExitStageLeft: The battle with Tsukiyama, Yomo, and Uta is interrupted by a mysterious clock Noro is carrying, which has just gone off. Noro immediately wanders off, carrying a wounded-Ayato with him. Tsukiyama jokes that maybe he has a curfew.
* TheVoiceless: As an executive of Aogiri, presumably he can speak. But he's never said anything on panel, adding to his intimidating presence.

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[[folder:Yakumo "Yamori" Oomori]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Rintarō Nishi

One of the executives of Aogiri Tree, famed as "Jason of the 13th Ward". He is a brutal sadist that enjoys torturing other ghouls for his personal amusement. After encountering Kaneki, he becomes obsessed with obtaining the half-Ghoul as his personal "toy", manipulates events in order to capture him.

He appears in the SpinOff prequel, ''Tokyo Ghoul: Jack'' as an associate of the infamous [[BigBad Lantern]].

* AmbiguouslyGay: After his death, more than one former associate has made comments suggesting he had [[HoYay questionable]] relationships with them.
* BadassInANiceSuit: He always wears a three-piece suit, with the jacket and slacks white for bonus points. He removes the jacket, pins up the sleeves, and wears an apron when indulging in his....hobby.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted. He's fairly ugly, and is one of the most vicious characters in the series.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: It isn't clear what his personality was like prior, but after his imprisonment and torture he emerged a brutal sadist. He describes the moment the torture drove him insane, and how he took on his tormentor's personality to survive. After Kaneki is tortured by him and escapes, he begins to take on Yamori's CharacterTic and personality traits.
* TheBerserker: One he activates his Kakuja form, he completely loses what little control he had left, shouting Kaneki's name over and over again while recklessly attacking him.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: One of the most vicious characters in the series, with white-blond hair. If his appearance in ''Tokyo Ghoul Jack'' is any indication, he started bleaching it at some point.
* CannibalismSuperpower: His kagune has been enhanced through his eating other Ghouls, giving him an armored shell.
* CharacterTic: He cracks his fingers, a tic he picked up from his tormentor.
* CoolBigBro: Naki views him this way, though it's debatable how much of one he actually was.
* CoolMask: A hockey mask, which earned him his nickname.
* TheDogBitesBack: He was on both sides of this, having lashed out at his tormentor upon breaking free and likewise, was on the receiving end when Kaneki broke free from his restraints.
* TheDragon: In ''Jack'', he acts as Lantern's subordinate in the plan to kill Arima and Taishi.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: One of the bonus comics features him reminiscing sadly about his mother, in another nod to his namesake. After Kaneki critically wounds him and leaves him to die, he repeatedly cries out for his mother.
* ExactWords: He reassures Kaneki that he never tells "boring lies". When Kaneki later calls him on lying, he invokes this trope by pointing out he's having too much fun for it to be a boring lie.
* {{Expy}}: An in-universe example. His name came from Investigators being reminded of a certain Hockey mask-wearing murderer related to the number 13...
* {{Foil}}: To Juuzou. Both are associated with the number 13, and both became sadistic monsters as a result of extensive abuse suffered at the hands of the opposite species. [[spoiler: When the two meet, Juuzou kills him and has him used as the material to make his [[SinisterScythe Quinque]], which he promptly names "Jason"]].
* FreudianExcuse: He was taken to a Ghoul Detention Center sometime in the past, and handed over to an interrogator in hopes of getting information from him. His interrogator was sadistic and completely out of control, subjecting him to torture that finally drove him insane. He emerged from his captivity having taken on his tormentor's personality, and became the brutal killer known as "Jason".
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: He enjoys torturing and even eating other Ghouls.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku", typically used by young males. It's kind of jarring.
* {{Jerkass}}: He fully embraces the worst of his nature, being cruel and sometimes even downright petty because he has the strength to do what he wants.
* KarmicDeath: The torturer that enjoyed preying on others ends up beaten within an inch of his life by his victim, and left so that he ends up getting [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "played with"]] by a PsychopathicManchild.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Nico appears to have functioned as this to some extent, serving as both a willing target and a voice of reason to bring Yamori back down when he threatened to go too far.
* ManInWhite: Our first glimpses of him in the anime involve focuses on his fancy, white suit.
* PetTheDog: In one of the bonuses, he [[ForgottenBirthday pretends]] to have forgotten Naki's birthday, before surprising him with a new tie.
* RedBaron: "Jason of the 13th Ward."
* {{Sadist}}: As Kaneki soon learns.
* SadisticChoice: He orders Kaneki to choose between a mother and a child, stating he will kill one of them. When Kaneki refuses to do so, he simply kills them both out of anger.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In ''Jack'', when he realizes things aren't going their way, he abandons Lantern and runs away.
* ShoutOut: Invoked in-series. His alias comes from his sadistic nature and choice to wear a hockey mask.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: He's from the 13th Ward, and was driven insane.
* ThresholdGuardians: He serves this role in the series, as Kaneki is only able to free himself and defeat Yamori after choosing to fully embrace his Ghoul side.
* ThrowEmToTheWolves: What Kaneki ultimately does to him, leaving him crippled and unable to defend himself when CCG finally finds him.
* TortureCellar: His "playroom", where he indulges in his hobby.
* TortureTechnician: He is delighted to torture Kaneki.
* VillainousBreakdown: He suffers one during his battle with Kaneki.

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[[folder:Ayato Kirishima]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/YuukiKaji

An executive of Aogiri Tree, and Touka's younger brother. He is a harsh and brutal, but Kaneki suspects he harbors a lingering affection for his older sister.

He returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:Re'', traveling in the company of Hinami Fueguchi.

* {{Badass}}: He can quite literally tear his way through most Investigators, and Kaneki theorizes that Ayato is actually stronger than Yamori was.
* BadassLongcoat: He wears a trench coat in the sequel, apparently having traded up from his previous taste in fashion. [[spoiler: He also wore one as part of his disguise as Black Rabbit]].
* BadBoss: He greets his subordinate, Banjou, by asking whether he needs to beat him until he vomits blood ''again''.
* {{Bishounen}}: He's quite good looking, and pretty enough that Banjou initially mistakes Touka for him when they first meet.
* CainAndAbel: Seemingly the Cain to Touka's Abel. Kaneki isn't so sure, though.
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: Kaneki systematically breaks 103 of his bones, one by one while calmly listing them]].
* CoolMask: One with a creepy, stylized smile full of sharp teeth. He later trades this in for [[spoiler: a black rabbit-themed mask]].
* CynicismCatalyst: After being orphaned, the neighbor they thought of as their "Aunt" came to check on them.....and promptly turned them in to CCG investigators waiting outside. He repeatedly warns Touka that humans cannot be trusted.
* DisappearedDad: He has....serious issues concerning his late father, and ends up transferring a lot of this anger onto Kaneki.
* DynamicEntry: Leaping through a window, and breaking Banjou's arm in the process. The anime ramps it up even further, as he enters Anteiku by dropping from the roof and casually kicking in the store's front window without missing a beat, hands shoved into his pockets the entire time.
* EnigmaticMinion: It's implied he may have ulterior motives for joining Aogiri Tree, and Kaneki suspects it involves his sister.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Kaneki confronts him over his repeated sparing of Touka, and taking her down to prevent Yamori from going after her. He suspects Ayato still loves his sister very much, something he tries to deny.
* EvilCounterpart: To his sister, Touka. [[spoiler: Ramped up further when he takes on the identity of Black Rabbit, with Hide being the first to realize that the two Rabbit-masked Ghouls are not the same person]].
* FragileSpeedster: As a Ukaku user, he's incredibly fast but lacks strength or stamina.
* FreudianExcuse: His father's death and subsequent betrayal by neighbors cemented his hatred of humans. His hatred towards Kaneki is a projection of his resentment towards his late father.
* HellBentForLeather: He wears a black leather jacket and boots, and later favorites a leather trenchcoat.
* {{Jerkass}}: He treats anyone he views as useless or weak harshly, and piles considerable abuse on Kaneki.
* RedBaron: [[spoiler: Black Rabbit]].
* ScarfOfAsskicking: A purple one.
* ShesAllGrownUp: As predicted by [[CampGay Nico]], in the sequel he's grown into a handsome adult.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He despises weak people, and views them as useless.
* SpeedBlitz: [[spoiler: As Black Rabbit, he tears through a pair of Investigators in a burst of speed, quite literally shredding them mid-sentence]].
* UsedToBeASweetKid: As a child, he was a distrustful but sweet boy that loved his older sister very much. The two nursed an injured bird back to health, and risked going back after being exposed in order to free their pet.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like his sister, he has dark blue hair.
* YoungAndInCharge: He's only a teenager, but is one of the top leaders with numerous subordinates that answer to him.

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[[folder:The Bin Brothers]]
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A pair of siblings that are executives of Aogiri Tree, always acting in unison. They are strong believers in the supremacist beliefs of the organization, and deeply loyal to the One-Eyed King. They were slain in battle by Amon during the raid on the 11th Ward.

* AttackPatternAlpha: The brothers fought in unison, using different attack patterns assigned numbers.
* {{Badass}}: Powerful enough to be S-ranked, and among the top leaders of Aogiri Tree.
* BadassLongrobe: They wear flowing robes that conceal their forms.
* ChekovsGun: [[spoiler: Their kagune are combined with the remaining pieces of Amon's first Quinque to make a new Chimera-type Quinque. This lance is specially designed to take down Kaneki, and inflicts a horrific injury that even his regenerative abilities cannot handle]].
* CombinationAttack: Famous for fighting together, making them exceptionally difficult to take on alone.
* CreepyTwins: Possibly. It isn't clear if they're actually twins, but they behave as such.
* TheDividual: They look and act as a single unit, with only their masks showing a sign of individuality.
* TheFaceless: Their masks are never removed, leaving their appearances a mystery.
* FlippingTheBird: When Kaneki gets one of the brothers down and orders him to surrender, he responds with this gesture.....right before his brother ambushes Kaneki from above.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When challenged by Yamori, they have the sense to back down and let him have his way. They're not happy about it, considering his actions dangerously close to defiance.
* NoNameGiven: Their personal names are never revealed.
* RedBaron: "The Tail Brothers".
* RedRightHand: At least one of the brothers has black fingernails, an unusual trait some Ghouls possess.
* SiblingTeam: It isn't clear if they're twins or simply an older and younger brother. But they are a lethal team, either way.
* SpinAttack: Several of their moves involve doing so, partially to build up force and partially to confuse their targets.
* TailSlap: Their primary method of attack, being Bikaku types.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the One-Eyed King. They are noted among the leaders of Aogiri for their exceptional devotion to the cause.

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[[folder:Naki]]
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A member of Aogiri Tree, originally held prisoner in the Ghoul Prison. He is Yamori's right-hand man, and imitates his "Big Bro" in every way possible. He shows extreme signs of emotional instability, and isn't particularly bright.

* BadassInANiceSuit: He wears one to imitate Yamori's look, and complains when extending his Kagune damages his clothing.
* BenevolentBoss: He's willing to risk his own life to protect his lackeys, something that even impresses Tsukiyama.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's overly emotional and childishly stupid, but still an S-Rated Ghoul able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Tsukiyama and Akira Mado.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He wraps his kagune around his arm to wield it like a sword, the same technique used by Tsukiyama.
* CharacterTic: He cracks his fingers, just like his beloved "Big Bro".
* CloudCuckooLander: Some of the things he says or does make little sense.
-->'''''Naki: '''ELBOW! (knees Amon in the face)''
* TheDitz: He's prone to mishearing words, and behaves in a childish fashion.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with Tsukiyama when their duel is interrupted by the arrival of Amon and Akira.
* EvilCounterpart: An eviler counterpart to Tsukiyama, being a powerful Ghoul that wields his kagune like a sword and has an unhealthy obsession with another Ghoul. The two duel on more than one occasion, and express a mutual respect for each other.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow[=/=]{{Guyliner}}: He wears heavy black liner around his eyes.
* FacelessGoons: He's accompanied by a pair of burly lackeys in matching suits, wearing hockey-styled masks. According to him, they're twin brothers.
* HeroicResolve: [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]. When Akira uses a prototype anti-RC grenade that disables Kagunes, he throws himself between her and his twin mooks. He follows this up by kicking her to the ground, tearing a chunk out of her leg, and then attempts to ''physically rip'' his kagune out of his back so he can fight.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He admired Yamori's brutality, and dreamed of one day being tortured by his "Big Bro".
* LaughablyEvil: He's quickly established as a comedic character, but still very much a threat in his own right.
* ManInWhite: He models his style after Yamori, favoring white suits.
* NumberTwo: Yamori's second-in-command prior to being imprisoned, and claims to have handled cash for their operation.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He states he's "destined" to torture Kaneki to death, in revenge for killing Yamori.
* PsychopathicManchild: He veers wildly between ruthless, brutal behavior and child-like whining and crying.
* TakingTheBullet: Throws himself in between Akira and his goons, getting seriously wounded in the process.
* TooDumbToLive: He thinks Tsukiyama is a great guy, placing trust in him moments after they'd just been trying to kill each other.
* VillainousValor: Even if he's emotionally unstable and pretty dumb, he genuinely cares about his comrades and puts their safety above his own. Tsukiyama is duly impressed.
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Tsukiyama to be this, and describes him as a "great guy".

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shachi]]
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The former leader of the 6th ward, before Rize defeated him. He is an incredibly skilled martial artist, and decides to throw his lot in with Aogiri Tree.

* {{Badass}}: A powerful Ghoul that also happens to be an ''insanely'' skilled martial arts master. He is one of the strongest Ghouls to appear in the story to date.
* BarbarianLonghair: His hair is left loose and wild, adding to his savage appearance.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He's never seen wearing shoes.
* GoodHairEvilHair: He sports Fu Manchu-style facial hair, and is an absolutely terrifying opponent.
* HotBlooded: He seems to always be yelled and posing dramatically.
* {{Kiai}}: His fighting style employs the stereotypical martial arts shouting.
* TheLeader: He was apparently an exceptional leader while in control of the 6th Ward, and even in his absence his subordinates seem to be well-suited to keeping the Ward stable. Kaneki notes Shachi made wise choices in putting together a balanced trio to work for him.
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: He challenges Kaneki to become stronger, noting he cannot hope to take on Aogiri with his current strength.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Shachi, or "Orca", is merely his nickname. His given name is actually Matasaka Kamishiro, suggesting some sort of connection with Rize.
* RapunzelHair: His hair is fairly long, and this gets parodied when an Omake casts him as the titular long-haired Princess.
* RatedMForManly: His appearance and behavior invokes the heroes of series such as ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' and ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He rarely, if ever, wears a shirt.
* WorthyOpponent: He seems interested in Kaneki developing into a stronger opponent, so that he can fight him.

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[[/folder]]


!!!The Pierrot

[[folder:Pierrot]]
A gang of Ghouls originating from the 13th Ward, and noted for their iconic Clown-themed masks. Their members have connections to various other groups within the Ghouls world, and they have a hand in the mysterious events going on behind the scenes.

* ChekhovsGun: Mentioned throughout the series, with their members appearing among the various factions of Ghouls. They were the reason Yamori was imprisoned and interrogated for information, Nico is the one to provide Kaneki with clues about the connection between Madam A and Dr. Kanou, and [[spoiler: Souta dropped the steel bars on Rize. Uta and Itori also played their parts in stringing Kaneki along for their own purpose]].
* ItAmusedMe: They seem to do things solely for their own amusement, declaring that life isn't worth living if it isn't entertaining.
* MonsterClown: Their primary identifying trait is the use of Clown-themed masks, and they appear to be a particularly dangerous group.

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!!Uta
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->'''Voiced by:''' {{Creator/Takahiro Sakurai}}

A laid back man with numerous tattoos who makes mask for other ghouls. He was once the leader of the 4th Ward, but has since settled into a quiet life running his shop.

* {{Badass}}: When he was younger, he was the leader of the 4th Ward and created considerable chaos during his battles with Yomo.
** RetiredBadass: He chose to step back from leadership, settling down to run a studio and make masks for other Ghouls.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: His kind and friendly demeanor hides the fact he has been playing Kaneki the entire time, as a member of Pierrot]].
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Noteworthy among Ghouls, since he never bothers to hide them.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Subverted. While he had light-colored hair in his youth and described himself as far more violent, he still showed glimpses of his true kindness and was the one to extend the hand of friendship to Renji. [[spoiler: Only not so much]].
* CoolMask: He's the one Ghouls go to for their masks, and he has a massive collection displayed in his studio.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In a flashback, Uta is seen munching on something while talking to his subordinates. Only on very close examination does one realize exactly what [[GroinAttack it is]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: He has tattoos all over his body, piercings, and never bothers to hide his GameFace. Even so, he's very laid back and mild-mannered. [[spoiler: Except that he's not nearly as kind as he seems]].
* {{Eyescream}}: Casually eats an eyeball in front of Kaneki.
* FreakyFashionMildMind: Looks aside, he's easy-going and really a nice guy. [[spoiler: Or so it seemed...]]
* MadArtist: He has the look and odd tendencies of one, but is surprisingly laid back compared to his youth.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Apparently the leader of Pierrot, he's been manipulating Kaneki all along for his own amusement]].
* RedBaron: "No Face", the title he held while the leader of the 4th Ward.
* TattooAsCharacterType: Covered in them, hinting at his violent past as well as his artistic nature.
* ThreeAmigos: With Yomo and Itori.

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!!Itori
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyahiTakagaki

A playful woman that runs a bar in the 14th District. She is old friends with Yomo and Uta, and has an extensive information network.

* AGlassOfChianti: The Vampire variant of the trope, with blood served like wine.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: She's part of Pierrot, and laughs over the misfortune that seems to have befallen Kaneki]].
* CoolMask: [[spoiler: A clown mask, revealing her to be one of the members of Pierrot]].
* FieryRedhead: She's quite loud, outspoken, and loves to mess with people. Her vibrant red hair matches her personality perfectly.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She gives off this impression, even though Ghouls can't drink alcohol.
* HoneyTrap: Uta used her as such when they were younger. She ''did not'' appreciate it.
* IDoNotDrinkWine: Instead, she drinks ''blood'' as though it were wine. Kaneki is suitably unnerved.
* KnowledgeBroker: She teases Kaneki with several pieces of information, but wants him to find out about the rumored Ghoul Restaurant in exchange. Her bar seems to be an important place to trade in information, regardless of faction.
* MarshmallowHell: The first time they meet, she shoves Kaneki's face against her breasts.
* MsFanservice: Beautiful and often wearing revealing clothing, in her youth she actively used her looks to her advantage.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: For all her playful teasing and loud personality, she ''is'' a major broker of information for the Ghoul community. You've got to be incredibly shrewd to navigate the various factions and gangs, and owning a business as a Ghoul can be incredibly dangerous.
* ShoutOut: Her bar is called [[Music/TheBeatles Helter]] [[CharlesManson Skelter]].
* TarotMotifs: VI. ''The Lovers'', seen in blood droplets on her chest in the final chapter.
* TheTease: She absolutely ''loves'' to make Kaneki flustered, and rarely seems to behave seriously.
* ThreeAmigos: With Yomo and Uta.

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!!Nico
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/KenjiroTsuda
An associate of Yamori, and noted for being flamboyant. While he allies with Aogiri initially, he is actually a member of the clown-themed gang, Pierrot.

* AgentPeacock: He's a powerful Ghoul in his own right, earning a place in both a major Ghoul gang ''and'' Aogiri.
* BondageIsBad: His interactions with Yamori have a district S&M tone to them, and it's presented as part of the overall twisted picture.
* CampGay: Flamboyant to the extreme, and shamelessly so.
* ChivalrousPervert: He flirts with every man in sight, but doesn't actually try anything further. He also shows compassion towards the most innocent of Yamori's victims.
* DepravedHomosexual: Incredibly flamboyant, and into very twisted things. He describes an exposed spinal cord as "beautiful", and enjoys ruining people's lives for fun.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He usually allows Yamori to have his "hobby" without issue, but when [[spoiler: Kaneki is told to choose whether a mother or her child will be killed]], Nico attempts to stop it.
* {{Gayngster}}: A member of both Pierrot and briefly, Aogiri.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He definitely has a taste for deranged men, noting that his favorites are Yamori and Tatara -- both ruthless and sadistic.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Yamori, acting as a voice of reason when the other got too worked up.
* NightmareFetishist: His ideal man is a deranged sadist that regularly punches holes in his torso and keeps a TortureCellar.
* PetTheDog: He attempts to talk Yamori out of killing two prisoners, and expresses sorrow over their deaths afterwards.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the raid begins on Aogiri's hideout, he abandons it without a second thought. It seems he was only hanging around because of Yamori, but once his "love nest" is ruined he loses interest.
* SmellsSexy: Subverted for laughs. In an omake, he cradles Yamori's mask to his chest. The next panel has Yamori sniffing his mask and wondering if he needs to replace it because it smells gross.
* SuperSenses: His senses of smell and hearing are vastly superior to the average Ghoul, allowing him to lead Yamori to Anteiku (and Kaneki, the "one who smells like Rize") and to overhear the plans of Banjou's group.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Having a hole punched in his side by Yamori seems to be ''flirting'', with him responding that they should save the rest for home.
* {{Transvestite}}: Very fond of fashion, as well as makeup. He even refers to himself as "Big Sis".
* VillainousHarlequin: A member of Pierrot, a gang of Ghouls that wear clown-themed masks.

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!!Souta
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->'''Voiced By:''' Ōki Sugiyama

A Ghoul in a clown mask, originally encountered as a member of the Ghoul Restaurant. However, as a member of Pierrot he has been acting behind the scenes.

* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Introduced early on as a member of the Ghoul Restaurant, in truth he is the one that attacked Rize at the construction site]].
* CoolMask: A clown mask with stitching on it, giving the impression of facial scars.
* MonsterClown: He wears a clown mask, and takes part in some truly horrible past times even before his full involvement is revealed.
* NastyParty: He lured a human woman to the Ghoul Restaurant with promises of marriage and a fancy evening out on the town. Then he throws her to the Scrapper and laughs while she's roasted alive.
* SlasherSmile: His mask sports one, and for bonus the stylized teeth look like needles.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler: He was the one responsible for Rize's accident and Kaneki's getting the transplant that turned him into a One-Eyed Ghoul]].

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!!Roma Hoito
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A young Ghoul that becomes a waitress at Anteiku, fascinated by the stories of Kaneki. She comes across as a cute and shy girl, treated like a little sister by others.

* TheCutie: She is innocent and rather shy, and wants to meet Kaneki after hearing stories about him.
** TheFakeCutie: [[spoiler: Except she's actually part of the Clown gang, suggesting everything we've seen of her was a lie]].
* CuteClumsyGirl: She's noted as being prone to making mistakes at work, such as serving Ghoul customers sugar in their coffee or breaking plates.
* CuteAndPsycho: Implied. While discussing [[spoiler: Kaneki's alleged death]], she dreamily declares that she wants more terrible things to happen.
-->"''I want to see a more depressing scene!''"
* HairAntennae: She has two short pieces that stick straight up, indicating her foolish and clumsy nature.
* HairDecorations: She wears a barrette to pin back her bangs.
* HeroWorshipper: She appears to be a big Kaneki fangirl, coming to the 20th Ward and getting a job at Anteiku in hopes of meeting him.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: She seems to have been this, with the revelation that she's actually part of Pierrot and not just a random girl wanting to meet her hero]].
* SixthRanger: She joins the staff at Anteiku long after everyone else, and doesn't quite fit into the dynamics already established among the others.
* VillainousCrush: Possibly. [[spoiler: Souta teases her about having a thing for Kaneki, which she doesn't deny]].
[[/folder]]


!Humans

!!CCG

[[folder:In General]]
The Ghoul Countermeasures Bureau (Commission of Counter Ghoul) is a government agency that investigates and hunts Ghouls. Their members are divided into office and research staff, and field agents known as Investigators.

* BadassInANiceSuit[=/=]BadassLongcoat: Investigators usually wear tailored suits, even when battling Ghouls. The men often wear a trench over their suits, when out in the field.
* BadassNormal: Investigators are ordinary humans, but take on and frequently kill dangerous Ghouls using Quinques. These specialized weapons are developed from the unique predatory organ found in Ghouls.
* CynicismCatalyst: Children orphaned in Ghoul attacks are typically placed into [=CCG=]'s academy, and trained to become future Investigators. As a result, almost all Investigators have lost a loved one to Ghouls at some point in their life.
* TheDreaded: The local Ghoul population gets very nervous whenever news of Investigators becoming active in their Ward, with some outright fleeing the area.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Several Investigators shown have become just as brutal and merciless as the Ghouls they hunt, whether torturing their targets or being willing to disregard the safety of human civilians caught in the crossfire.
* TheHunter: The Investigators are a mixture of this and Police Officers, enforcing the law by hunting Ghouls.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The audience is introduced to quite a few Investigators over the course of the series, most of which are fairly minor.
* RedBaron: A group-wide example. Ghouls refer to the Investigators as "Doves", in reference to the organization's seal.
* TarotMotifs: V. ''The Hierophant''.
* UncertainDoom: The fate of numerous Investigators remains ambiguous at the conclusion of the series, with many reported dead but their bodies never recovered. Their comrades even question the official reports, and are left with a sense of unease. [[spoiler: It is then revealed that Aogiri has provided Dr. Kanou with Investigators as subjects for his next round of experiments, using Yoshimura as the new donor]].
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Quite a few Investigators will show no mercy to a peaceful Ghoul, viewing them all as monsters.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kotaro Amon]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' {{Creator/Katsuyuki Konishi}}

A CCG rank 1 Investigator, and the secondary protagonist of the series. He was raised by a Ghoul pretending to be a Priest, and becomes curious about Kaneki after being spared by him in battle.

* TheAce: He's a less extreme version than Arima or Suzuya. But he made Special class at the young age of 27. Many don't even get to that level.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: His third fight with Kaneki ends with him losing his right arm]].
* ArchnemesisDad: It's....complicated to say the least. [[spoiler: The priest that raised him is a Ghoul, currently being detained in the 23rd Ward. However, he refers to Kotaro as his "beloved son" and when [=CCG=] requires information they send him to speak to his father]].
* TheAtoner: He sees himself as this, feeling ashamed for not being able to stop the priest that raised him from eating many of his classmates. He works for the CCG to prevent similar events from occurring.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: While previously overshadowed by his partner, Kureo Mado, [[spoiler: after the time skip, Amon shows off his detective skills by linking the Binge Eater case with Kaneki and suspecting that Kaneki may be involved in the ghoul world]]
* {{Badass}}: He is noted for his exceptional strength, and is able to fight Kaneki on equal footing even as the other becomes stronger and stronger.
* BadassNormal: Like all the other Doves, Amon is human but is able to hold his own against most ghouls.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler: He gets his own Arata Quinque which gives him the strength and speed of a ghoul]].
* BerserkButton: If any of his allies are hurt, he becomes a berserker.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: He starts out this way, having believed all Ghouls to be monsters. Meeting Kaneki changes his worldview, and leads to him desperately wishing to speak to him again.
* BrokenPedestal: His foster father, a Priest that turned out to be a brutal Ghoul preying on the orphans in his care. He also initially feels this way about Kaneki after [[spoiler: he witnesses Kaneki seemingly eating Shinhara]].
** RebuiltPedestal: [[spoiler: He regains his respect for Kaneki when Shinohara wakes up and states Kaneki only ate the Arata while restraining himself.]]
* CannotTellALie: His foster Dad can easily tell when Amon is lying.
* CelibateHero: He seems to have no real interest in romance, rejecting Akira's advances. This is likely due to still not being over Harima's death, and being a workaholic.
* CombatPragmatist: He learned this valuable lesson from Mado, understanding that humans can only win against Ghouls by using their wits and whatever dirty tricks are at their disposal.
* ComicallySerious: He is exceptionally serious, especially when Akira teases him.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Orphaned at a young age, which resulted in him being taken in by a Ghoul posing as a priest.
* CoolTeacher: He tries to be this to Akira, to questionable effect.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Raised by a Ghoul passing himself off as a Priest, using his position to eat the orphans put into his care. For some reason, Dontaro spared him out of all the children, even when he learned his foster father was a Ghoul.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: When he first appears, he is very quiet and doesn't seem interested in socializing. But as the series continues, he opens up and is shown to be a very reasonable and nice guy.
* {{Determinator}}: Amon believes in the [=CCG=] code to keep fighting even if it costs one every limb they have.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: He is the focal character during chapters about the [=CCG=].
* DropTheHammer: Uses a cylinder shaped hammer to smash his opponents. When Kaneki destroys his weapon in a fight, he upgrades to a more versatile club that can detach into blades.
* DualWielding: He can do this with Kura, splitting it into two blades.
* FairCop: He's quite handsome, something more than one woman comments on.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: When really mad, he's shown with these.
* HannibalHasAPoint: During his first confrontation with Kaneki, he points out how the world is twisted because of the ghouls. And Kaneki admits, he isn't wrong.
* HeroAntagonist: He is a model Investigator, showing no mercy to the Ghouls he encounters in battle.
* HeroicBuild: Under that suit is a body built like a ton of bricks. [[http://www.mangareader.net/toukyou-kushu/21/19 Behold!]]
* ItsAllMyFault: How he feels about Mado's death, blaming himself for not arriving in time to save him.
* JapaneseChristian: Implied, considering he grew up in a Catholic orphanage.
* KillEmAll: He had this attitude toward Ghouls at first.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Like many Investigators, he deeply admires the legendary Arima.
* TheLostLenore: Harima. Her death continues to haunt him, especially when Akira makes a move on him.
* ManlyTears: Opens up the waterworks after Mado is killed.
* MusclesAreMeaningful: He states that muscular strength and endurance are vital to a human being able to fight a Ghoul, and focuses on keeping his body in peak condition.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Invoked. [[spoiler: Misato questions the report of his death, because no one actually saw a body. In a following scene, it is revealed that many of those declared dead are actually missing, with Aogiri Tree preparing to begin new experiments using Investigators]].
* NiceGuy: He is kind to everyone in the CCG. And during his first job, he even hesitated to kill a crazed ghoul when she begged. He also puts more value in saving human lives than killing ghouls.
* NotSoDifferent: He has quite a bit in common with Kaneki, and his encounter with the Eyepatch Ghoul leaves him questioning what he knows.
* OneHeadTaller: With his current partner, Akira. He towers above her.
* OneHitKill: With his large Quinques and muscular frame, this is his usual MO.
* OrphanageOfLove: His childhood was spent in a Catholic Orphanage, where the priest that ran it loved him like a son.
** OrphanageOfFear: However, Donato Poropora was actually a sadistic Ghoul that enjoyed eating children. When Amon walked in on him eating, he learned the horrible truth and remains haunted by it.
* RankUp: After the Aogiri arc, he becomes a Special Rank Investigator.
* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: [[spoiler: It's implied his foster father was secretly feeding him the flesh of the other children disguised as a favorite snack]].
* ShipTease: With his new partner, Akira. She's tried to kiss him more than once, only to be rejected.
* SuperPrototype: [[spoiler: He's given an Arata armor for the raid on Anteiku]].
* SweetTooth: He loves donuts.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is very tall, wears mostly black and has been called handsome before.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: He's granted his own Arata armor, as well as a lance that allows him to face Kaneki on equal footing]].
* TragicKeepsake: He has several. The cross he wears is from the church he grew up in, worn to remind him of what occurred there. Each of the Quinque he uses was passed to him after the death of the original owner.
** Excluding his final one, which was rebuilt using parts of his original Quinque that Kaneki broke into a Chimera-type with Akira's help, designed specifically to counter The Centipede.
* TrueCompanions: He sees all of the CCG as this.
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: It is unknown whether he actually perished in battle with Tatara, or ended up as one of Dr. Kanou's new test subjects]].
* WideEyedIdealist: Shinohara especially said, his eyes still have the same shine as when he was in the academy.
* WorthyOpponent: To Kaneki. He has an obsession with being able to talk to Kaneki one on one, in hopes of making sense of an event from his childhood.

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[[folder:Kureo Mado]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ToruOkawa

A CCG First-Class Investigator, and partner to Kotaro Amon. He is a ruthless individual obsessed with amassing a large collection of Qunique, and harbors a deep hatred of all Ghouls. However, in stark contrast to his behavior in the field, he is a devoted family man and supportive partner. His death results in the 20th Ward falling under greater scrutiny.

* ArchEnemy: The One-Eyed Owl, an infamous Ghoul that slaughtered many investigators and [[spoiler: his wife]].
* AwesomeByAnalysis: A master at tracking ghouls and nearly exposes Kaneki as part ghoul.
* BackstabBackfire: After Hinami spares his life, he tries to attack her in disgust. This leads Touka to finish him off to save Hinami.
* BadassNormal: He is a normal human, but his experience and pragmatism allows him to easily go toe to toe with Ghouls.
* CombatPragmatist: He prided himself on being one, even carrying multiple weapons.
* CrusadingWidower: His hatred of Ghouls is driven by the death of his wife, leaving him to raise their daughter alone.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Played with. While alive, he seemed like a fairly vile character. However, after his death we learn that he was a devoted father to Akira and several omakes show them to be a surprisingly normal family.
* EvilGenius: He is fascinated by ghouls and becomes delighted when he meets particularly unique or strong ghouls. He was steadily developing a large collection of unique Quinque from his study of Ghouls.
* FaceOfAThug: Played with. When he's hunting ghouls, he's exactly as much of an insane, sadistic monster as he looks, but when he's off the job, it makes his genuine kindness to his friends, family, and co-workers look a lot more sinister than it actually is.
* {{Foil}}: To Yoshimura. Both are older and wiser mentors to a protagonist, and both men were changed by the death of the woman they loved. [[spoiler: Both also have a very significant daughter they are devoted to]]. While Yoshimura's loss makes him more humane, Mado's loss twists him into a brutal sadist.
* FreudianExcuse: His cruelty towards Ghouls and obsession with making Quinques was because [[spoiler: he was determined to gain the strength necessary to avenge his wife]].
* GutFeeling: His instincts are very sharp and he can often identify a Ghoul based solely on outward appearances and vague behavior.
* HiddenDepths: While he tries to eradicate ghouls with great glee, he is devoted to the cause of CCG and his co-workers, and a good husband and father to his family.
* HeroAntagonist: Despite his sadistic methods, Mado is technically on the right side of the law. As a CCG Investigator, he fights and kills Ghouls for the public safety.
* MadEye: Constantly. It underlines his unstable, sadistic personality, but hides the fact that there's [[HiddenDepths a little more to him than that]].
* MentorOccupationalHazard: The more experienced partner to Amon, and killed in action. His death leads to development for Amon, as well as a complex relationship with his daughter Akira.
* TheObiWan: He was a kind and respectful partner to Amon, and left his equipment to him after his death.
* PerpetualSmiler: He is almost always seen wearing a PsychoticSmirk despite the serious and dangerous nature of his job.
* {{Sadist}}: He derives amusement and pleasure from slaughtering Ghouls, even helpless ones.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Though ugly, it seems he had a very beautiful wife and his daughter looks just like her.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: He wants to kill all Ghouls, including those of the more peaceful kind.
* WalkingArmory: He had MANY Quinques, because he was trying to gather the strength to kill the One-Eyed Owl.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: He views all manner of cruelty towards Ghouls as justified, and expresses disgust over them displaying positive traits such as familial love or mercy. His views seem to be normal for most humans.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Correctly guesses that Kaneki isn't human but dismisses his hypothesis when his Rc scanner doesn't work, never stopping to think that hybrids could fool such testing equipment. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because hybrids were regarded as myth, since the probability of a hybrid fetus being carried to term is essentially non-existant. Also, Kaneki's case was completely unheard of, and any previous instance of a researcher bringing up this theory were quickly shot down and halted.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rei "Juuzou" Suzuya]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RieKugimiya

A strange and psychotic Investigator, partnered with Shinohara. He can be prone to acts of violence, against Ghouls and Humans alike. At the same time, he can be whimsical and almost childlike.

* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: He was raised by a sadistic female Ghoul, and referred to her as his mother. She tortured him until he no longer responded to pain, and trained him as a Scrapper for the Ghoul Restaurant. It is implied she may have also been sexually abusing him, and she castrated him so that he would never become too masculine]].
* TheAce: He became an investigator simply because of his fighting skills. While others had to spends years in a academy, he's one fastest third-class investigators to be promoted besides Arima.
* AmbiguousGender: Invoked. While at the Academy, his gender was listed as "Unknown".
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: He loses his right leg to Yoshimura during the attack on Anteiku. Even so, when the Owl appears and kills Shinohara, he gets back up and keeps trying to fight]].
** ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler: The ''Joker'' special portrays him as a 1st Rank Investigator, and suggests he'll get a prosthetic at some point in the future]].
* AxeCrazy: Definitely unhinged for the most part.
* {{Badass}}: Amon guesses that Suzuya has at least the strength of a rank 1 Investigator.
* BadassNormal: Like other ghoul investigators, he has superior fighting abilities. However, he also uses more force than necessary when dealing with humans unlike other investigators.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: His former "Mama" hung him from hooks in his back, and had his genitals smashed with a hammer to prevent him from maturing. It's probably best that it isn't further elaborated on]].
* BookDumb: He doesn't know any of the CCG rules.
* CharacterDevelopment: His unhinged behavior lessens as the story goes on, with Shinohara helping him to develop into something closer to a normal person. In the ''Joker'' side-story, an older Suzuya is shown to be a kind partner to a younger Investigator.
* ChildProdigy: There's no denying that he's an ''incredible'' fighter for someone his age and size, and he's been one since he was very young. This is because [[spoiler: he spent his childhood as an elite Scrapper for the Ghoul Restaurant]].
* CombatSadomasochist: During his battle with the twins Kuro and Shiro, he seems equally excited by hurting ''them'' as he is them hurting ''him''.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Raised by a Ghoul as a Scrapper, and regularly subjected to torture to make him FeelNoPain. She also castrated him to prevent him from becoming too masculine, hinting that she may in fact have also been sexually abusing him. After the Doves found her, he was rescued and placed into the Academy. There, he became a scapegoat to cover up the crimes of the instructor that once tortured Yamori]].
* DeathWail: He gives a heart breaking one when [[spoiler:the real Owl kills Shinohara]].
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Despite losing his right leg, he tried to fight Owl till he fainted.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: If you make him even a little angry, he's liable to do something horrible to you as revenge. Something as small as getting detained by a policeman who didn't believe his claims of being a ghoul investigator [[note]] Reasonable, given his dubious appearance and the fact he was carrying a bloodied weapon[[/note]] resulted in said policeman getting his eardrum sucked out and crushed for his trouble. This isn't the first nor the last time things likes this have happened.
** DisproportionateRestitution: ''He'' himself never apologizes since he doesn't care at all. The apologies are made by Shinohara on the CCG's behalf, along with monetary restitution. He never faces retribution for his violent actions and behavior. Most likely, this is because his fighting abilities are too good to consider throwing him in jail.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Everyone that met him has had trouble guessing his gender. [[spoiler:There's a VERY good reason why. See Dark and Troubled past.]]
* EnfantTerrible: Even as a child, he exhibited psychotic tendencies.
* FeelNoPain: [[spoiler:He isn't phased at despite losing his right leg]].
* {{Foil}}: To Yamori. Both are associated with the number 13, and both became sadistic monsters as a result of extensive abuse suffered at the hands of the opposite species.
* ForegoneConclusion / SavedByCanon: Since he's a major character in the one-shot ''Joker'', we know that he survives to become a Rank 1 Investigator.
* FreudianExcuse: His unhinged behavior is almost certainly a result of the trauma he went through as a child.
* GroinAttack: A truly ''horrifying'' example. [[spoiler:He was castrated with a ''hammer'', to prevent him from undergoing normal puberty]].
* HyperAwareness: On multiple occasions, he displays an unusual ability to pick up on small details.
** While visiting Anteiku with Shinohara, he startles Touka by commenting that she'd thrown up recently.
** In the ''Joker'' one-shot, he's able to identify the leader of the Skulls gang because he'd previously caught a whiff of her perfume at a crime scene.
* ICallItVera: Names his scythe [[spoiler: Jason]], after the Ghoul used to make it.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler: He blames himself for what happened to Shinohara, apologizing to his wife for his failure to protect her husband. She reassures him that it wasn't his fault]].
* KnifeNut: His primary weapon, an assortment of blades called "Scorpion". He was also very fond of knives during his childhood [[spoiler: serving as an expert Scrapper in the Ghoul Restaurant]].
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: When he loses his leg, he barely reacts. He's even surprised when Shinohara begins to cry over his injury, not understanding the reason]].
* NoSocialSkills: He's utterly lacking in the most basic of social skills, with no concept of how normal humans behave.
* OlderThanHeLooks: He's 19, but still looks like a preteen. Justified, since [[spoiler: his "Mama" castrated him to prevent puberty]].
* PetTheDog: His relationship with his partner and parental surrogate, Shinohara, reveals that there is still a good person buried deep beneath his psychotic personality.
* PsychopathicManchild: His appearance and strange, child-like behavior are disturbing to say the least. He is noted to be deeply disturbed, prone to bouts of violence and sadism that frighten even other Investigators. Even former classmates are not given much consideration, and he seems to genuinely enjoy the suffering of others when fighting. At the same time, he seems to have little comprehension of social norms or empathy -- he doesn't understand the grief of others when a classmate dies, but likewise is unable to understand Shinohara's concern for his well being. He is even suspected of torturing animals during his time at the Academy. [[spoiler: In truth, he was innocent of those crimes and his behavior is because of the horrific abuse he suffered as a child. Under Shinohara's care, he begins to stabilize and is genuinely horrified when his partner is killed in action]].
* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender: A truly chilling example, as it turns out. [[spoiler:The Ghoul that raised him castrated him because she liked to dress him up as a girl and never wanted him to look like a man.]]
* RaisedByOrcs: [[spoiler: He was raised by a female Ghoul, and still thinks fondly of her as his "Mama" even years later. It is the cause of all his disturbing tendencies]].
* RedBaron: CCG's "Jason".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Hinting at his unstable, oft-times violent personality.
* TheScapegoat: [[spoiler: He never really tortured animals at the Academy. Instead, the staff decided to blame him for the actions of an instructor to avoid the potential scandal]].
* SinisterScythe: His anti-ghoul weapon, which he promptly names after the Ghoul it was made from.
* SmellsSexy: After passing each other on the street, Kaneki looks surprised and comments on how incredible Juuzou smells. Of course, it's not exactly because he smells ''sexy'', so much as he smells tasty.
* StickyFingers: He's prone to petty theft, stealing Kaneki's wallet in his very first scene and later reveals he's been stealing Quinque knives from headquarters to create a MASSIVE collection of them in his jacket.
* TarotMotifs: XIII. ''Death'', though in the final chapters he comes to be associated with XII. ''The Hanged Man''.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: He's prone to doing this to Ghouls, as illustrated during the raid on Aogiri's hideout. More than one than one Ghoul is subjected to being stabbed again and again and again, while he tells them to "hang on" and is disappointed when they die too soon.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: His hairpins form the roman numerals for 13, an early hint that he's a troubled character.
* TookALevelInKindness: Thanks to Shinoara's influence, he has slowly begun to become a more stable individual. [[spoiler: In stark contrast to his early behavior, when he meets Mrs. Shinohara, he expresses sympathy and remorse over his partner's fate]].
** As shown in the oneshot Joker, he's still as crude as before but at least he's genuinely TRYING to be nice now.
* TooKinkyToTorture: A horrifying version of the trope. [[spoiler: His "Mama" trained him to FeelNoPain by doing things like suspending him with fishhooks through the skin on his back and arms]]. As such, he no longer responds to pain like a normal person.
* TricksterMentor: In the ''Joker'' one-shot, he messes with his rookie partner to teach him valuable lessons.

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[[folder:Yukinori Shinohara]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Yutaka Nakano

A former academy instructor for the CCG and a special investigator. He is currently investigating the binge eater.

* AFatherToHisMen: He is a kind and caring superior, playfully teasing Amon and later takes Suzuya under his wing as both a partner and a father figure.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: The One-Eyed Owl slices off his leg, then slices it into neat little pieces in order to eat it. It mocks him, stating that now he "matches" the similarly-wounded Suzuya]].
* BadassNormal: Much like other members of the CCG. He's a special investigator, meaning he's a top-class combat specialist.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: His Arata quinque grants him the speed and strength of a Ghoul, but it also begins to devour him in the process.
* BigBrotherMentor: He acts as this to his partners, offering them advice or doing his best to reign in their worst behaviors.
* BoringButPractical: He's called this compared to [[TheAce Arima]] and [[MadScientist Mado]]. While he isn't flashy and hasn't completely mastered his Quinque, he never the less gets results.
* ByTheBookCop: He dislikes when people get out of hand, and attempts to prevent Ghouls from suffering unnecessarily cruel deaths.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: He mentions liking to drink with his comrades, stating that someday he wants to drink with Juuzou. However, Amon comically recalls an occasion when a drunken Shinohara beat up ''20'' of his buddies.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: The real One-Eyed Owl slices off his leg, and eats it before finishing him off with a stab to the chest]].
** NotQuiteDead: Twice he's seemingly been killed in action, only to turn out to have barely survived. [[spoiler: The second time leaves him on life support, with no chance of recovery]].
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Activating his Arata quinque gives him strength and speed of a ghoul, but in exchange the armor slowly attempts to consume him.
* TheDreaded: He has earned a reputation among the Ghouls, and is feared by them as a result.
* ForegoneConclusion / DoomedByCanon: He does not appear in the "Joker" one-shot, a future story focused on Suzuya. As such, it's clear the two are no longer partners and something happened to him. [[spoiler: In the final chapter, he is left on life support in the hospital and declared Brain Dead due to the injuries inflicted on him by the One-Eyed Owl]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He blames himself for [[spoiler: Suzuya losing his leg, even crying over it]]. He also has a tendency to make jokes at his own expense, whenever he's injured in the line of duty, such as referring to himself as "Futon Shinohara" while recovering in the hospital.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: He survived getting predated by [[spoiler:Kaneki]]. He's lucky his armor protected him, [[spoiler: as well as the fact that Kaneki barely held himself back from ''actually'' devouring him]].
* ManlyTears: He weeps openly when his partner is injured in combat.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Acted as a surrogate father to Suzuya, and ends up being brutally maimed by the One-Eyed Owl while his partner watched on helplessly]].
* MoralityChain: To Suzuya.
** MoralityPet: After Suzuya's CharacterDevelopment.
* NiceGuy: He's very kind and polite. It's due to his influence that Suzuya is slowly reforming.
* OnlyFriend: To Suzuya. Shinohara is perhaps the first person to show him genuine kindness, treating him with respect and encouraging him rather than treating him like something to fear.
* RedBaron: "The Invulnerable Shinohara".
* SuperPrototype: He has a full body armor quinque made from kakujya, which is a new type of quinque that seems to share it's original incarnation's tendency to consume the user's mind.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks middle aged, but he's only 33.

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[[folder:Akira Mado]]
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The daughter of Kureo Mado, and a Rank 2 Investigator assigned as Amon's second partner. She is highly talented and has keen intuition, but has a tendency to mess with people. While she initially blames Amon for the death of her father, she begins to develop feelings for him.

She returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:re'' as an Investigator First Class, and former partner to Haise Sasaki. The Mado squad has been affiliated with the newly-formed Quinix, placing her in a supervisory role.

* ActionGirl: She's an exceptionally skilled fighter, able to use an infamously difficult anti-ghoul weapon type few can master.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: When confronted over her seemingly cold behavior after Amon is reported dead, she breaks down in tears and admits that she was in love with him]].
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Even her father says she inherited his intuition.
* BadassBoast: She tells Shimoguchi that her team will solve the Torso case in one month's time, after he'd failed to find ''any'' leads in three months.
* BadassNormal: She's an investigator of great skill, able to take on S-rated Ghouls even though she's a normal human.
* BeneathTheMask: Although she acts calm, she is still deeply upset over her father's death.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: She got drunk with one glass.
* CryCute: Twice, she's broken down in tears and shown a more gentle side. The first time, while drunk and thinking about her father. The second, when she admits her feelings towards Amon.
* DaddysGirl: She loves her father very much, as he raised her on his own after the death of her mother.
* DeathGlare: She's pretty good at giving them. It was played for laughs when she gave one to Amon when she found him collapsed in her hallway drenched in sweat.
* TheFaceless: She has a small cameo in the anime, visiting her father's grave. Her face is partially hidden in this scene.
* FairCop: She's very beautiful, something commented on by others on more than one occasion.
* {{Foil}}: To Touka. They are both women who are lonely due to their families but mask it with cold indifference. They both deeply respect their fathers and look very similar to their mothers. They both inherited their fathers' defining trait. Akira, her father's intuition. Touka, her father's love for humanity. As well as having ship tease with the leads of their stories Amon and Kaneki respectively. To make the comparison even more apt, Touka's father Arata was killed by Akira's father Mado. And Mado was killed by Touka.
* GutFeeling: She is noted for having exceptional intuition, something that her father believed was important for an Investigator. She even predicts that [[spoiler: Amon had been seriously injured]] long before anyone had reported it. Unfortunately, voicing this uneasy feeling results in [[spoiler: Takizawa going off to find Amon alone, resulting in his death]].
* IceQueen: Acts rather coldly to her partner and coworkers, though this may simply because she is still coping with her father's recent death.
** DefrostingIceQueen: Based on Takizama's memories, she never talked to anyone in the academy. The fact she's talking that with Amon is pretty shocking.
* KindheartedCatLover: One of her early moments revealing a softer side to her is showing her pet cat.
* LadyOfWar: She's quite beautiful and graceful, with the skill necessary to wield a compound Quinque and make it look easy.
* RankUp: In ''Tokyo Ghoul:re'', she is an Investigator First Class and commands her own team.
* TheRival: Takizawa considers her to be his rival, and when drunk she starts egging him on over it.
* TheSmartGirl: Using old data, she was able to correctly pin point where Tsukiyama is hiding.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks quite a bit like her mother.
* ShesGotLegs: When she reveals her pants while drunk, it turns out she has very long and shapely legs.
* ShipTease: Quite a bit between her and Amon, especially when she gets drunk and he's forced to look after her. While drunk, she attempts to kiss him. [[spoiler: Prior to the raid on Anteiku, she tries to kiss him again and is stopped by him. After his apparent death, she breaks down and confesses that she was in love with him]].
* {{Troll}}: Nearly everything she has said to Amon is a joke.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: She definitely did not inherit her father's looks.
* WhipItGood: Her anti-ghoul weapon is essentially a tentacle used like a whip, with a blade built into the handle.
* YouKilledMyFather: She blames Amon for the death of her father, stating she hates him for this reason.

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[[folder:Arima Kishou]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa

A famed Special Class Ghoul Investigator, said to be the strongest of all. He is considered a genius that can master any weapon, and many Investigators look up to him as a role model. Among Ghouls, he is greatly feared and known as the "God of Death" due to being undefeated in battle. He returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:re'' as the mentor of protagonist Haise Sasaki, and supervisor of the Quinix project.

He is the protagonist of the SpinOff mini-series ''Tokyo Ghoul:Jack'', which focuses on his teenaged years.

* TheAce: To Ghoul Investigators.
* {{Badass}}: Perhaps the strongest character in the entire series. He is a legendary Investigator, noted to have ended the killing spree of the [[HeroKiller One-Eyed Owl]] by dealing a supposedly-fatal blow to the most dangerous Ghoul ever encountered, and survived to tell about it. He has earned his title as "Shinigami" for effortlessly slaughtering Ghouls, and he manages to effortlessly deal [[spoiler: Kaneki in his half-Kakuja state]] a devastating blow.
* BladeOnAStick: One of his two preferred Quinque is a large, morphing lance.
* ButNowIMustGo: At the end of ''Jack'', he transfers out of school and prepares to leave, having completed his assignment.
* CurbStompBattle: With [[spoiler: Kaneki]] in chapter 138. Poor guy didn't even know what hit him. Please note that at this point in time, [[spoiler: Kaneki]] has become one of the most powerful Ghouls in the setting.
* DiseaseBleach: Possibly. Something has made his originally black hair go white.
* TheDreaded: To Ghouls.
* FlashStep: He moves so fast that [[spoiler:Kaneki can't sense him at all]].
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The new manga, ''Tokyo Ghoul Jack'' is his origin story and starts when he's in school.
* HeroKiller: Even the most powerful Ghouls find him a difficult opponent, leaving no choice but to flee. [[spoiler: He defeats Kaneki, and it isn't known whether he survived this encounter or not]].
* InstantExpert: He can bring out the full potential of any Quinque.
* InvincibleHero[=/=]InvincibleVillain: Depending on which side the story has the audience rooting for at the time. [[spoiler: Kaneki and the One-Eyed Owl]], two of the strongest Ghouls in the setting, cannot even touch him.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Several Investigators discussing what they wrote in their Wills prior to a major combat operation talk about how Arima always hands in a blank paper. One thinks that it means he's confident in his victory, but another states it is because Arima has nothing to write -- no one to say goodbye to or affairs to put in order. The next page shows Arima starring sadly at a blank piece of paper.
* {{Megane}}: He wears glasses, adding to his cool and aloof demeanor.
* TheMentor: He has numerous proteges, among them Koori Ui and Haise Sasaki.
* MysticalWhiteHair: His unusual hair color seems to hint at his nigh-superhuman abilities, and frightening reputation. It was originally black, but like Kaneki he went through something that turned it white.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: This is his cover in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack so that he can investigate the school as he searches for the ghoul Lantern. Fura agrees to keep his identity a secret so that Arima can continue attending school and live normally for a while.
* RedBaron: CCG's Shinigami.
* {{Sadist}}: Described by the author as "massive and sadistic".
* ShockAndAwe: The other of his two Quinque is a gun-like mirror that fires lightning.
* TarotMotifs: XI. ''Justice'', X. ''The Wheel of Fortune''.
* TeenGenius: As a teenager he pursued and killed Ghouls ''without a Quinque''.
* WhamLine: "You're good... [[spoiler: Kaneki Ken]].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: His white hair hints at his ruthless nature, showing absolutely no mercy in battle.

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[[folder:Seidou Takizawa]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana

A Rank 2 Investigator, assigned to investigate the Gourmet Ghoul alongside Houji. He deeply admires both Amon and Arima, and harbors something of an inferiority complex.

* {{Adorkable}}: He's very young and somewhat awkward, as well as prone to fanboying over his more exceptional peers.
* AlwaysSecondBest: The source of his inferiority complex, as he's always ended up coming in just behind more talented individuals like Akira or Juuzou.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Akira and Juuzou are always this to him, leaving him with serious feelings of resentment.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Noro bites his arm clean off, possibly killing him in the process]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: He frequently talked about wanting to get out in the field. He finally gets his wish, [[spoiler: and ends up being mortally wounded by Noro]].
* BringMyBrownPants: [[spoiler: When Tatara grabs him, he's so terrified that he wets himself]].
* ButtMonkey: Due to his inferiority complex, he frequently tries to look cool or assert himself as a senior to people like Juuzou. It always backfires in his face.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: When he has an after-work drink with Amon and Akira, he quickly ends up plastered.
* CowardlyLion: [[spoiler: Though weeping with fear, he refuses to abandon a wounded-Amon and faces down Tatara, who had just finished slaughtering his squad]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: Chapter 123, ''Homefront'', focuses on him. He spends time with his family, and struggles to deal with his upcoming participation in a major combat operation.
** ADeathInTheLimelight: It may also count as this, since he's listed among the deceased at the conclusion of the operation.
* DelinquentHair: He responds with shock and criticism upon seeing that his younger sister has bleached her hair, and her shallow, mocking attitude fits the stereotype of delinquent schoolgirls.
* FedToTheBeast: [[spoiler: Tatara casually tosses him into the air, and simply calls for Noro. Noro's ever-hungry CombatTentacles do the rest]].
* GreenEyedMonster: He's jealous of people like Akira and Juuzou, that surpass or overshadow him.
* HesitantSacrifice: While putting his affairs in order prior to a major operation, he spends quite a bit of time pondering what to write in his Will. He starts out writing a normal letter, but then ends up writing "I don't want to die" across the entire paper. Later, [[spoiler: he sacrifices himself trying to protect a wounded Amon from [[TheDragon Tatara]], weeping in terror the entire time]].
* IdiotHair: He has a single lock sticking up straight in the air, hinting at his excitable nature.
* IJustWantToBeBadass[=/=]IJustWantToBeSpecial: He desperately craves attention and the chance to prove himself.
* InVinoVeritas: When he gets rip-roaring drunk, he ends up screaming challenges to Akira and answers his phone by calling the person (his partner) names.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: He's reported among the dead at the conclusion of the attack on Anteiku, and possibly killed while trying to protect a wounded Amon from Aogiri]].
* KindaBusyHere: Parodied. While drunk and arguing with an equally-sloshed Akira, he answers his phone by demanding to know what "bastard" is interrupting his "battle against destiny". He's horrified when he realizes it's Houji.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He's one of the top graduates of the Academy, but absolutely worships truly skilled individuals like Amon and Arima. He even goes on about the clippings he keeps of Arima's cases.
* MommasBoy: He spends his day off with his mother, getting badgered at about not having a girlfriend and generally fussed over by her. He originally became an Investigator because of how frightened she was after a Ghoul killed one of their neighbors.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Little surprise he's got an inferiority complex, when quite literally every other Investigator in the office is TheAce.
* RedOniBlueOni: Emotional, immature Takizawa is the Red to Houji's cool, composed Blue.
* ShipTease: As he leaves to check on Amon, he berates himself for always having "only seen her from the side" while thinking about Akira.
* TarotMotifs: XV. ''The Devil''.
* TearsOfFear: [[spoiler: While working on his Will prior to the operation in the 20th Ward, he ends up huddled in a corner weeping in fear. Later, when facing down [[TheDragon Tatara]] on his own, he's so frightened he begins crying hysterically]].
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: The revelation that numerous Investigators' bodies were missing at the conclusion of the operation, and taken by Aogiri for Dr. Kanou's experiments, leaves his ultimate fate in question]].
* UnknownRival: Downplayed. He maintains a certain level of jealousy towards Akira, the top of their class. But his sense of rivalry doesn't really come out until both end up roaring drunk, at which point he declares it a serious battle.

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[[folder:Iwao Kuroiwa]]
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A Special Class Investigator involved in the Owl Incident ten years prior, and Vice-Commander of the 11th Ward Special Countermeasures Unit. He is an old friend of Shinohara, and the two use the same prototype armor.

* TheAce: Dealt a fatal wound to the One-Eyed Owl, and established himself as one of CCG's strongest Investigators.
* AffectionateNickname: Shinohara calls him "Iwaccho".
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Loses his arm below the elbow in the battle with Owl. Others tell him he's lucky it wasn't his dominant hand]].
* {{Badass}}: He is noted to have been one of ''two'' people that managed to wound the One-Eyed Owl in battle, and survived to tell about it. The other being [[TheDreaded Arima]].
* BigOlEyebrows: They are enormous and bushy, adding to his bird-like appearance.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The Arata armor is powerful, granting the speed and strength of a Ghoul but it actively attempts to consume the user.
* InstantArmor: He has a full set of armor as his Quinque, though using it is dangerous for all but the strongest individuals.
* SuperPrototype: He is the other user of the prototype "Arata" armor.

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[[folder:Itsuki Marude]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/YujiUeda

A Special Class Investigator, and commander of the 11th Ward Special Countermeasures Unit organized to combat Aogiri Tree. He is highly experienced, but also has an abrasive personality.

* {{Badass}}: If his high rank weren't evidence enough, he proves himself when he finds his men pinned down by gunfire from Ghoul snipers. He berates them, but then grabs the nearest gun and takes out several snipers in a row like it was nothing.
* BadassBiker: He likes to ''think'' he's this, but instead his motorcycle keeps getting stolen by the real deal.
* BoomHeadshot: Delivers several in a row to Aogiri's snipers, establishing he's more than a big mouth.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's prone to running his mouth, saying unflattering things about Mado after his death or teasing Suzuya about his youthful, androgynous appearance.
* RunningGag: Suzuya stealing and promptly wrecking his motorcycle while doing something heroic and awesome.
* TemptingFate: He gets in [[PsychopathicManchild Suzuya]]'s face and mocks him, but is saved by Shinohara's intervention. The last person to annoy Suzuya got his ear drum sucked out and crushed for his efforts.
* WeHaveReserves: Averted when Shinohara's team face off against the One-Eyed King. He tells Shinohara to have all troops who can't hold their own against the creature back down lest they needlessly die.

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[[folder:Kousuke Houji]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Sho Hayami

An Associate Special Class Investigator assigned to the 20th Ward. He is famed for his exploits in China, and works alongside Seidou Takizawa on the ''Gourmet'' case.

* TheAce: His talents are such that he was scouted by the Chinese branch, and spent time working there before returning to Japan. His exploits are quite famous, according to Takizawa.
* ArchEnemy: [[TheDragon Tatara]] seems to harbor an especially deep hatred of him.
* {{Badass}}: He is well-known and highly regarded for his strength.
* BadassInANiceSuit: An incredibly skilled Investigator, and always impeccably dressed even when compared to other CCG employees.
* DeadpanSnarker: When a drunk Takizawa answers his phone by demanding to know what "bastard" is bothering him, he introduces himself as "Bastard". His smirk as he does this only adds to the scene.
* RedOniBlueOni: The calm, unflappable Blue to Takizawa's emotional, immature Red.
* SharpDressedMan: Like all Investigators, he wears a suit while working. His hair is always neatly slicked back, and he gives off an air of class.
* TheStoic: His cool demeanor rarely changes, giving the impression of an unflappable and aloof man.

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[[folder:Take Hirako]]
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An Investigator First Class, and former partner to Arima. He is in command of the 21st Ward, and an exceptionally skilled fighter.

He returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:re'', in command of his own squad operating out of the 1st Ward's home office. His team is at odds with the Quinix.

* {{Badass}}: He seems quite ordinary and unexceptional, but inflicts the worst damage against [[spoiler: Irimi]] while fighting her.
* {{BFS}}: His Quinque is one.
* ByTheBookCop: He argues that their regulations call for the protection of human life above all else, including killing a Ghoul.
* JustFollowingOrders: Discussed with Koori in the aftermath of a major operation. It's clear both have serious misgivings about what happened and how they simply did what they were told.
* PyrrhicVictory: Discussed with Koori. After [[spoiler: the raid on Anteiku]] and the resulting heavy losses, both wonder if it can even be calld a victory.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: He ''seems'' like one, even described as being "normal looking with no special characteristics". However, Irimi warns that he is much stronger and far more dangerous than his appearance would suggest.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Defied. When [[spoiler: Irimi is wounded in battle TakingTheBullet for a civilian]], he protests killing her. While he claims that it's because she might be a valuable informant, in truth he's doing it to save her after recognizing her selfless act.
* WhatTheHellHero: He rails against Hachikawa when the other man nearly kills a civilian.

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[[folder:Misato Gori]]
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A skilled Rank 2 Investigator from the 13th Ward. She comes across as harsh, but in truth has a deep admiration for Amon.

* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: She's a highly-skilled Investigator in her own right, but deeply admires Amon to the point of being flustered in his presence.
* LadyOfWar: She's very composed and cool in the heat of battle.
* MoreDakka: Her Quinque, the Ukaku-type "Emelio".
* NeverFoundTheBody: She Invokes the trope, deeply in denial of the reports that [[spoiler: Amon has been killed in battle]] because no one saw a body.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's almost as tall as Amon.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's prone to being harsh in reaction to Amon, primarily due to being flustered around him.
* WhatTheHellHero: She tears into Akira for not seeming sad enough over [[spoiler: the reported deaths of Amon and Seidou]], only to stop in shock when the other woman begins weeping.

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[[folder:Koori Ui]]
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An Associate Special Class Investigator, and one of Arima's proteges. He is the Investigator in charge of the violent 4th Ward, and has a playful personality.

* TheAce: He's highly-regarded for his skill, and called the "Hope" of the Arima group.
* {{Badass}}: He manages to hold out on her own against the One-Eyed Owl, making him one of the few Investigators to survive facing it directly.
* BadassBiker: He helps Juuzou pull off another insane motorcycle stunt, and [[RunningGag wrecks]] Maurde's second motorcycle in the process.
* {{Bishonen}}: He has a very youthful, and androgynous appearance with a slender build and bob haircut.
* BladeOnAStick: Taruhi, his Quinque, resembles a spear.
* JustFollowingOrders: In the aftermath of the [[spoiler: raid on the 20th Ward]], he expresses misgivings about the entire situation and how they all simply followed their orders without thinking.
* PyrrhicVictory: After all the loss on both sides during [[spoiler: the raid on Anteiku]], he wonders if anyone could even be considered the victor.

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[[folder:Mougan Tanakamaru]]
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A Special Class Investigator, assigned as the captain of Squad 2 during major operations. He is highly emotional and prone to eccentric behavior.

* BadassMustache: And it is glorious.
* {{BFG}}: His Quinque, "High Mind", is essentially this.
* CallingYourAttacks: He does this to the extent that Koma actually [[LampshadeHanging comments on it]].
* EmotionalBruiser: He may be incredibly badass, but he's also prone to overly emotional displays.
* LargeHam: He does everything over-the-top.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: ''"This is a manga!"''
* ManlyTears: He weeps in admiration while watching Arima fight.
* RatedMForManly: He comes across like the hero of an old-school Shonen series.

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[[folder:Chuu Hachikawa]]
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An Associate Special Class Investigator, assigned as the captain of Squad 3 during major operations. He is a deranged individual with little regard for life, whether ghoul ''or'' human.

* ArchEnemy: Kaya "Black Dog" Irimi.
* AxCrazy: He enjoys fighting, and doesn't seem to care who might get hurt in the process.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He is a cruel, deranged individual with no concern for human life. Even his subordinates are disturbed by his behavior.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He's missing most of his right cheek, exposing teeth and tendons. He usually hides it behind a tall collar.
* KickTheDog: When an elderly woman gets caught in the middle of a fight, the other CCG Investigators back off out of fear of hitting her by mistake. Hachikawa, on the other hand, decides the innocent bystander can just die. [[spoiler: Irimi throws herself in the way, TakingTheBullet to protect the old woman]].
* ScarsAreForever: His scars seem to be the result of a past battle with Irimi.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Prone to this, due to his disturbed personality.
* ShootTheHostage: He doesn't care who gets hurt in the process of killing Ghouls.
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[[folder: Tsuneyoshi Washuu]]

The mysterious chairman of CCG.

* BadassGrandpa: He is rumored to be stronger than the legendary SSS-rated Ghouls, though so far he has remained behind the scenes.
* GoodHairEvilHair: He has the long, full beard one would expect of a man with considerable age and authority.
* ThePatriarch: The head of the illustrious Washuu family, which hold great rank within CCG.
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[[folder: Yoshitoki Washuu]]

The Bureau Director of CCG's main office, and son to Chairman Washuu. He is a cool and collected leader, placed in charge of the major operation at the finale of the first series.

* GoodHairEvilHair: He wears a thin mustache and thin beard, giving him an air of authority.
* NervesOfSteel: While his forces are quite literally wetting themselves in fear, he casually reassures a glaring SSS-rated Ghoul that he's just doing his job.
* NothingPersonal: His response to [[spoiler: Yoshimura]] during the raid.
-->''No need to glare. It's my job.''
* SharpDressedMan: He's always in full dress uniform, without a single hair out of place.
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[[folder: Hanbee Abara]]
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A Rank 2 Investigator, assigned as Juuzou Suzuya's subordinate. He appears in the one-shot ''Joker'', and struggles with serious doubts about himself.

* AfraidOfBlood: He gets light-headed at a crime scene, nearly fainting.
* ButtMonkey: He spends almost the entirely one-shot either being mocked, or falling into a panic over one thing or another.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He states he's driven by the desire to save even just one person, but struggles to turn thought into action.
* CowardlyLion: He struggles constantly with his fears, but steps up when Juuzou is in danger.
* CowardlySidekick: To Juuzou.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He's painfully aware of how pathetic he is, especially compared to his partner.
* MyGreatestFailure: Zigagged. While he expresses guilt over his father being maimed saving him from a Ghoul, he also recognizes that trying to help would have gotten him killed.
* NiceGuy: His one redeeming trait seems to be that he's a fairly nice, average guy.
* OneHeadTaller: A non-romantic variant. He towers over the much-smaller Juuzou.

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!!!Others

[[folder:Hideyoshi "Hide" Nagachika]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToshiyukiToyonaga

He is Kaneki's best friend. Although he comes off as a goof ball, he is incredibly perceptive and intelligent when he wants to be, so much so that some ghouls see him as a threat since he could expose them.

* AmateurSleuth: He admits that he enjoyed bugging and tailing anyone he thought was suspicious, in the hopes of solving crimes. When he tails Yamori and discovers the existence of Aogiri, he leaks it anonymously to [=CCG=]. Later, he officially joins them as an Intern and gets promoted to an assistant in the Investigation department due to his great intuition.
* ChildhoodFriends: Kaneki's best friend since elementary school.
* GenreSavvy: Nishiki warns Kaneki that Hide is actually more clever than he seems, something that proves to be true. He figures out how to pass through an area with a high concentration of Ghouls by stealing clothing off a dead Ghoul, masking his scent.
* GuileHero: What he lacks in physical ability, he more than makes up for in cunning. He's able to elude Ghouls hunting him, as well as manipulate events to gain himself access to the inner-workings of CCG and place himself on the front lines of a major operation as part of MissionControl.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kaneki. [[spoiler:He happily accepted Kaneki despite knowing that he's a ghoul.]]
* HyperAwareness: He shows incredible intuition, and follows these hunches to great results. He's exceptional at picking out suspicious people, noting that he always found Nishiki to be an untrustworthy person and his skills are eventually recognized by Marude as exceptional enough to earn him a promotion to Investigator Assistant.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: After Touka threatens to kill Hide should Kaneki ever slip up, the friends slowly begin to see less and less of each other. Kaneki actively shuts Hide out of his life to protect him, leaving him unaware of all the things going on in his best friend's life.
* MilhollandRelationshipMoment: [[spoiler: After months of Kaneki fretting over Hide learning his secret, Hide tells him he already knew and that it doesn't matter]].
* MissionControl: During the [[spoiler: CCG raid of Anteiku]], he's assigned to help out at the on-site communications base.
* MuggleBestFriend: He is Kaneki's best friend, but he worries about what would happen if Hide were to discover his secret.
* NiceGuy: He's an extremely upbeat and kind fellow, something that gave Kaneki comfort on multiple occasions.
* NonActionGuy: He can't fight to save his life.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He intentionally plays up his more goofy behaviors, to throw people off. When discussing with Kaneki his theories about a peacekeeping organization of Ghouls in the 20th Ward, he suddenly switches into cheerfully talking about a book (by a known hack) about Ghouls.
* OnlyFriend: Hide reached out to Kaneki upon seeing the other boy always alone, and remains his only friend until Kaneki decides to stay away from him for his own safety.
* OutOfFocus: Kaneki's relationship with Hide is vital at the beginning of the series, shaping much of Kaneki's struggle with his changed nature. However, as Kaneki became more involved in the ghoul world, interactions between the two became scarce and we didn't see Hide for many, many chapters. After the timeskip, he becomes an Intern at CCG and begins working with Amon's team.
* RedOniBlueOni: To Kaneki, being the more bright and energetic of the pair.
* RobbingTheDead: He explains that stealing clothing off a dead Ghoul allowed him to travel through an area with numerous Ghouls without being noticed, since it concealed his human scent.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He's the more confident and aggressive guy, in contrast to Kaneki's gentle and submissive personality.
* TagalongKid: He's eventually promoted from an intern to an actual employee, and assigned to work with Amon on his investigations. He's not actually trained to do anything related to CCG's work, but proves to be exceptional at it anyway.
* TarotMotifs: I. ''The Magician''.
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: He is officially Missing in Action after the battle in the 20th Ward. He was last seen comforting a wounded and hallucinating Kaneki, leaving the possibility that his best friend ate him]].

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[[folder:Sen Takatsuki]]
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A famous author, noted to have published her first work as a teenager. She is Kaneki's favorite writer, and has several fans among the Ghouls in the story. In person, she is easy-going and somewhat quirky, but far more insightful than it would seem. For more information, see TheReveal.

* {{Adorkable}}: She's a weirdo, but also very sweet.
* ChekhovsGunman: She's the author of Kaneki, Rize, Tsukiyama, and Hinami's favorite books. As a result, she's been discussed repeatedly throughout the story and begins playing a role in the plot once she finally appears in person. [[spoiler: Turns out, she's actually not only Eto of Aogiri Tree, but the infamous One-Eyed Owl]].
* CloudCuckoolander: She comes across as very quirky and strange, cheerfully ignoring the rules of her own autograph sessions.
* CoolBigSis: She takes an immediate liking to Hinami, and offers her advice.
* GovernmentConspiracy: She seems to believe there is one, offering Amon hints that [[spoiler: [=CCG=] may have a hand in the creation of Ghoul Hybrids like Kaneki]].
* LampshadeHanging: She wrote a book about MacGuffin. [[spoiler: Later, she was revealed to be the One-Eyed Owl, the LivingMacGuffin]].
* LivingADoubleLife[=/=]TripleShifter: When she isn't working on her latest novel or doing publicity events, she's [[spoiler: Eto, the ''real'' leader of Aogiri Tree]]. One wonders when she finds the time to get anything done.
* {{Meganekko}}: She frequently wears large-rimmed glasses, adding to her dorky but cute appeal.
* MessyHair: She shows up to her official autograph session straight of bed, with a huge mess of hair.
* MostWritersAreMale: Averted.
* MysteryWriterDetective: At least in that she managed to dig up some interesting information, offering it to Amon while interviewing him for her new book.
* ParentalAbandonment: Like most of the cast, she lost her parents early on. [[spoiler: Or rather, her father was forced to abandon her in the 24th Ward to protect her from the organization known as "V"]].
* PenName: Sen Takatsuki isn't her real name, but rather the one she uses for her writing.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She's the HalfHumanHybrid child of Yoshimura, the One-Eyed Owl. Not only that, but she is also the Aogiri Tree executive, Eto]].
** {{Foreshadowing}}: Multiple pieces easily missed the first time. [[spoiler: Yoshimura states he has "no son", because of course he has a daughter. As Takatsuki, she shows an unusual insight into the events going on behind the scenes and interest in the [=RC=] sensors at CCG headquarters. She also expresses interest in writing a book about a Ghoul after talking to Kaneki, because of course she already knows all about him]].
* TheSouthpaw: During her book event, she signs with her left hand. This minor detail turns out to be significant, since [[spoiler: its actually ASinisterClue, with the revelation that she's the One-Eyed Owl]].
* TheStoryteller: Her novel, ''The Black Goat's Egg'', seems to be a reflection of Kaneki's unfortunate circumstances. After meeting him, she becomes interested in writing a story about a Ghoul.
* TeenGenius: She published her first book as a teenager, and it went on to be a best-seller. She's published 8 works total, and she's only 24.
* UnkemptBeauty: Though we've never seen her anything but disheveled, Kaneki states that she's admired by fans for her great beauty.
* WalkingSpoiler: See TheReveal for more information.

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[[folder:Akihiro Kanou]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNomura

The doctor who performed the operation that transformed Kaneki into an One-Eyed Ghoul. While initially he seems innocent, in truth he has his own plan and has strong ties to Aogiri Tree. Though he left them in the past, when located by them he chooses to side with them to continue his research.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: He views himself this way, at least. He knows his research will be viewed by others as evil, but believes his work transcends normal standards of judgement.
* BadSamaritan: During Kaneki's operation, we see that he is dedicated to saving the other's life despite not knowing him. He even breaks hospital policy and operates without notifying Kaneki's family. Later, we see that he treats Kaneki kindly and seems worried about his overall well being. [[spoiler:This is because he wanted to use the other to create a one eyed ghoul. He was also involved in the accident that incapacitated Rize so that he could use her organs in his experiments. Since he also considers Kaneki his "ultimate creation", he wanted to check his development and gain his trust.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:He presents himself as a kindly doctor when in reality he's running illegal experiments on humans and doesn't even seem to care about how his actions hurt others.]]
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Kaneki's transformation into a ghoul was no accident nor was he the doctor's first or even last attempt to create one eyed ghouls.]]
* LightIsNotGood: He wears a white lab coat for the entirety of the series so far.
* MadDoctor: [[spoiler: He said he gave Kaneki a kidney transplant but in reality he transplanted Rize's kakuhou into him. It seems that he is purposefully turning humans into ghouls.]]
* ManInWhite: He wears a white lab coat in all his appearances since he's a doctor and has a very kindhearted face and demeanor. In contrast, many of the other characters wear dark clothes and scary masks.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He saves Kaneki's life but unintentionally causes Kaneki's body to undergo a physically and mentally taxing transformation that removes any chance of continuing a normal life. [[spoiler: As more information is learned about ghouls, the more Kaneki and the audience learn how impossible it is to do this surgery by mistake.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:He offers Kaneki a chance to become a part of his plans and seems impressed with how far Kaneki has come considering how most of the people he experimented on became nothing more than mindless monsters.]]
* WorstAid: Putting the organs of a victim that was pulverized by steel beams into a patient in critical condition is an extremely high risk procedure and in a normal operation would more likely kill the victim as opposed to save them. [[spoiler: Although he already knows Rize is a ghoul and that her regenerative abilities would likely save Kaneki's life, regardless of his reckless procedures.]]
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[[folder:Chie Hori]]
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A young woman obsessed with photography and finding interesting "scoops". She attended the same High School as Tsukiyama, and befriended him after uncovering his secret. Years later, she helps Kaneki's group by obtaining information for them.

She returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:re'', in a greatly expanded role. She claims to have information about the Ghoul called "Torso", and has an unusual interest in Sasaki.

* AffectionateNickname: Tsukiyama calls her "Little Mouse", aptly enough.
* AnimalMotifs: Tsukiyama compares her to various rodents in appearance (Hamsters) and behavior (Rats), until he finally settles on her nickname.
* AscendedExtra: She's a minor character from the side novels, with only a single mention in the original series. However, her role seems to be greatly expanded in the sequel.
* BigEater: Her MO involves strong-arming others into taking her out to eat, and stuffing her face.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Her friendship with Tsukiyama seems to be based on both of them being ''completely nuts'', with their own unique worldviews and obsession with the ultimate experience of their chosen interest.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: She doesn't seem to have any consideration for normal morality, but has her own unique ideals and morality.
* CameraFiend: She's always taking pictures, whether doing so endangers her life or not.
* CloudCuckooLander: She was famous at school for being "odd", always climbing trees and taking pictures of random things.
* GenericCuteness: She's described as very plain, and utterly uninteresting in appearance.
* GenreSavvy: Before going to meet with Tsukiyama, she arranges for a blog post revealing his true identity to go public if she fails to return home in time to cancel the post.
* InformationBroker: One of the ways she earns a living. She's extremely knowledgeable, and more than happy to trade information or incriminating photographs for money.
* ItAmusedMe: As long as it's interesting, she doesn't seem to care about what happens to other people.
* MuggleBestFriend[=/=]HumanPet: To Tsukiyama, who comes to the conclusion that she's a very amusing pet.
* NervesOfSteel: She is utterly unshaken by Tsukiyama's multiple threatening acts, including holding her out an 8th story window. He's duly impressed.
* OlderThanHeLooks: She's described as looking like a 12-year old, but actually around the same age as Tsukiyama. In the sequel, she's 24 but ''still'' looks like she's in elementary school.
* PlayfulHacker: Implied. Itori states the list of escaped inmates could only be obtained by hacking CCG's database.
* RefugeInAudacity: When cornered by a Ghoul she's just photographed, her response is to demand that he buy her a parfait. It works.
* SecretKeeper: She is aware Tsukiyama is a Ghoul, but decides against exposing him.
* SweetTooth: She frequently strong-arms Tsukiyama into buying her fancy desserts.
* TarotMotifs: 0. ''The Fool''.
* TooDumbToLive: Stalking and photographing a Ghoul when they can easily spot you? Not the brightest idea.
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[[folder:Yoriko Kosaka]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Chinatsu Akasaki

She is Touka's best friend at school.

* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Touka.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Since she doesn't know that Touka is a ghoul, she doesn't realize how much troubles she gives Touka by bringing her normal food. Touka has to force herself to digest her food to not hurt Yoriko's feelings.
* MuggleBestFriend: She is unaware that Touka is a ghoul and seems to be an average high school girl.
* ShipperOnDeck: The one time she and Kaneki appeared on the same scene, she mistook him for Touka's boyfriend/the boy she likes and encouraged her to [[ThroughHisStomach use the food she made for Touka to conquer Kaneki's heart]].
* SupremeChef: She's an excellent cook, and always brings Touka things to try.

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[[folder:Kimi Nishino]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Yurie Kobori

The human girlfriend of Nishiki Nishio. She discovers that he is a Ghoul after he is seriously injured, but accepts him regardless of the risk to both their lives.

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her love for Nishiki resulted from him unknowingly giving her comfort after she lost her entire family in a plane crash.
* BerserkButton: PlayedForLaughs. Nishio insults the gift she gives him, leading her to lose her temper with him.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: She had lost her entire family in an accident just before meeting Nishiki.
* DamselInDistress: Kidnapped by Tsukiyama, in order to lure in Kaneki.
* DespairEventHorizon: The death of her family left her suicidal, and only meeting Nishiki gave her the strength to go on living.
* FreakinessShame: She calls Touka's wing-like kagune beautiful, startling the other girl so much she flees rather than carry out her threat to eliminate Kimi to protect their secrets.
* InterruptedIntimacy: Kaneki and Hide walk in on her and Nishiki getting hot and heavy, to her great embarrassment. In the manga, she's topless, while the anime tones things down considerably.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Nishiki.
* LoveMartyr: She's willing to let him eat her, if that would save his life. This is fair in her eyes, since his being there for her when she lost her family is what saved her from her despair.
* MoralityPet: To Nishiki.
* ScarsAreForever: She has an ugly scar on her shoulder, from encouraging Nishiki to feed on her to save his own life. It's the only time he's ever hurt her.
* SecretKeeper: She hides the fact that her boyfriend is a ghoul and also agrees to keep secret the fact that Kaneki is one too.
* StarCrossedLovers: Kimi mentions the forbidden nature of her relationship with Nishiki means they're ''both'' in danger if he's discovered. CCG will kill him, and she'll be sent to prison for the crime of helping a Ghoul.

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[[folder:Ukina]]
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The human lover of a young Ghoul that would eventually become Yoshimura. She was a reporter investigating a certain organization, and was murdered to protect its secrets.

* TheFaceless: The flashbacks of her never show her entire face, obscuring or omitting her eyes entirely.
* FlowerMotifs: Pansies, which symbolize Remembrance, [[StarCrossedLovers Forbidden Love]], and Fond Memories.
* HotScoop: Though her face is never shown, she was seemingly quite beautiful.
* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler: In desperation to save her child, she resorted to cannibalism during her pregnancy]].
* InterspeciesRomance: The human lover of a Ghoul, [[spoiler: and the mother of the half-breed child that would become the One-Eyed Owl]].
* IntrepidReporter: She was actually a reporter looking for information on a certain organization, though the couple had no idea the other was involved.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: She was killed as a result of investigating the organization known as "V".
* TheLostLenore: To Yoshimura.
* MissingMom: To [[spoiler: Eto/Takatsuki]].
* MoralityPet: She came this to her lover, a formerly ruthless killer. Long after her death, Yoshimura continues to seek a way for humans and Ghouls to coexist.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: [[spoiler: Her death led Yoshimura to leave the organization, and forced him to abandon their HalfHumanHybrid child alone in the 24th ward]].
* PosthumousCharacter: She's been long dead by the time of the series.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Yoshimura. [[spoiler: When the truth came out, the organization forced her lover to kill her]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Likely one reason her face is never shown is that her child seems to look quite a bit like her.

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!Tokyo Ghoul: Jack
Characters appearing in the prequel SpinOff.

[[folder: Tokyo Ghoul:Jack]]

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!!Taishi Fura
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The protagonist of the side story Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, along with Arima. He is a reckless and wild teenager, and becomes involved in hunting down the Ghoul "Lantern" after it kills his friends. As an adult, he is a Rank 1 Investigator and married his sweetheart from high school.

* AttackAttackAttack: As a high schooler, he doesn't have any of Arima's fighting abilities or experience so his mode of attack is to take something blunt and bash some ghouls.
* ActionDuo: He survives a ghoul encounter twice and ends up becoming Arima's ghoul hunting partner in high school.
* ActionSurvivor: He starts out as an average high school student until he sees his two childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul (one even dies). He gets rescued by Arima and ends up teaming up with him to hunt down ghouls. Despite having much less experience than Arima, he ends up getting better at ghoul hunting and later joins the CCG.
* BookDumb: He was not an especially motivated student and had a hard time studying. It was also noted that he skipped class a lot.
* DelinquentHair: Tokyo Ghoul: Jack shows his hair as being orange colored but in Tokyo Ghoul we see that his hair is black. It seems he probably had dyed hair as a teen, which goes with his somewhat delinquent personality.
* FormerTeenRebel: In ''Jack'', he is a hot-blooded delinquent. As an adult, however, he's a straight-laced Investigator.
* HappilyMarried: In the present time, he seems to be happily married to Aki and has a family with her.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's a background character in the main series, but the protagonist alongside Arima in the side story, ''Jack''.
* {{Hotblooded}}: It's what got him into trouble with teachers all the time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When introduced in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack he seems like a lazy student with a bad attitude. He also immediately gets off on the wrong foot with Arima. However, he honestly cares a lot about his childhood friends and can be a good guy when he wants to be.
* LeeroyJenkins: His hotblooded nature means that he doesn't always think things through.
* OddFriendship: With Arima of all people. They were classmates in high school and ended up bonding over ghoul hunting despite having clashing personalities.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was this at first in Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, albeit kind of a slacker and not that great of a student. His normal life gets disrupted once his childhood friends get attacked by a ghoul and he meets Arima.
* SympathyForTheDevil: He expresses sympathy for Lantern -- and all Ghouls, really -- because they can never be human, no matter what they do or how hard they struggle.

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!!Lantern
[[quoteright:197:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lanternghoul_5859.png]]

The primary antagonist, a mysterious Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern helmet.

* ArchEnemy: To Taishi, after killing his friends and wounding Aki.
* BadassLongcoat: Part of Lantern's disguise while hunting is a large trenchcoat, which [[spoiler: helps disguise her age and gender]].
* BigBad: The primary target being hunted by Arima, and sought by Taishi for revenge.
* BloodBath: [[spoiler: She reveals that she bathed in human blood to cover up her scent, so other Ghouls would think she was human]].
* CoolMask: .....not really cool, but there's something creepy about a murderous Ghoul wearing a Jack-o-Lantern as a mask.
* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: She tricks another Ghoul into attacking her, all to get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: She soaks herself in human blood prior to visiting a Salon she knows is run by a Ghoul, in order to trick his sense of smell. She then uses him to get close to Arima and Fura]].
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: She killed Fura's friends because they were too noisy at school, and annoyed her]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Ultimately, she just wanted to be a normal girl attending High School like everyone else]].
* MotiveRant: Gives one to Arima and Taishi.
* RedBaron: Dubbed "Lantern" by the media, thanks to their Halloween-themed outfit.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Actually an attractive High School girl]].
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Minami Uruka]].

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!!Minami Uruka
[[quoteright:168:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minamitokyoghouljack_9102.png]]

Class Representative and classmate to Taishi and Arima. She becomes involved in their investigations after their rescue her from a Ghoul.

* AmateurSleuth: She eagerly throws herself into helping Arima and Taishi, and proves exceptional at information gathering.
* ClassRepresentative: She is their class rep, even though she's a transfer student.
* DamselInDistress: She is rescued by Arima and Taishi, after Katou targets her.
* HeroWorship: She describes Arima as being "like a knight", and expresses interest in him.
* LoveTriangle: Taishi notes that he started coming to school regularly after she transferred in, and clearly has an interest in her. On the other hand, she seems to only have eyes for Arima.
* NewTransferStudent: Taishi recalls when she suddenly transferred to their school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She is extremely beautiful, and her black hair is the reason Katou targeted her.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is not only a Ghoul, but actually Lantern's true identity]].

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!!Aki Sasada
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/akieyepatchtokyoghoul_4315.png]]

A high school delinquent, and friend of Taishi. She is seriously injured by Lantern, but survives the attack. Eventually, she becomes Taishi's wife.

* TheAtoner: She feels that Lantern's attack is punishment for being a delinquent, and decides to reform.
* DamselInDistress: Rescued by Arima and Taishi, when Lantern attacks her.
* EyeScream: She loses her eye to Lantern.
* HappilyMarried: By the time of the main series, she has become Taishi's wife.
* JapaneseDelinquents: She is a troublemaker, and enjoys riding around on motorcycles with her friends.
* LoveInterest: To Taishi, who she eventually marries.
* SecondLove: Taishi becomes this to her, after her boyfriend is killed by Lantern.
* SoleSurvivor: The only member of Taishi's group to survive being attacked by Lantern.
* SurvivorsGuilt: She struggles with feels of guilt, after losing her friends to Lantern.

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!!Katou Sumiharu
[[quoteright:193:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/creepyhairstylistghoul_1622.png]]

A 22-year old Ghoul that owns a hair salon. He is obsessed with his clients' hair, and enjoys targeting beautiful women.

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He comes across as very kind and supportive, but in truth he is not only a sadist but utterly ''creepy''.
* ChattyHairdresser: In his human persona, he chats amiably with his clients and seems very kind.
* CrazyConsumption: He eats the clippings of his clients, and clearly enjoys it a little ''too'' much.
* {{Fetish}}: He has a rather creepy thing for his clients' hair, secretly eating the clippings while fantasizing about the owners.
* FragileSpeedster: He is an Ukaku-type, with a focus on speed over endurance or strength.
* {{Sadist}}: He fantasizes about tearing out of the hair of his clients, follicle by follicle and then scalping them.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Minami, who he has been planning to eat for several months.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Minami tricks him into attacking her, so that she can get close to Arima and Taishi]].
* WingedHumanoid: His kagune resembles a pair of wings.

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[[/folder]]


!Tokyo Ghoul:re

Characters introduced in the sequel.

!!CCG

!!!Quinix Team

[[folder:Haise Sasaki]]
[[quoteright:145:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/haisesasakitokyoghoulre_7299.png]]

A 22-year old Rank 1 Ghoul Investigator and protege of Arima Kishou. He is the leader of Quinix, and like his subordinates, is an artificial Ghoul-Human Hybrid. His kind personality causes him difficulty in reigning in his team, and his reputation among his fellow Investigators is poor as a result.

* TheAce: Akira refers to him as "The Ace of the Mado group".
* {{Adorkable}}: He can be adorably awkward on occasion.
** When his superior tells him to aim for the sky, he asks for a goodbye hug to conclude his HurricaneOfPuns.
** He makes many cute, awkward expressions whenever lamenting how lame he is acting.
** He has a poster of bananas in his room, of all things.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Akira mentions that he's "an existence" that other Investigators look down on, tolerated less than the Quinix.
* BadassBookworm: He's a high-ranked Investigator, and seems to be very fond of books.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Implied. Akira mentions that his team has never actually seen him fight seriously, with his full strength. She warns Urie and Shirazu against becoming like him.
* BlackSheep: He's looked down on by his peers in CCG, to the point of being humiliated in front of a subordinate.
* BladeOnAStick: His Quinque is essentially a spear, and heavily resembles one used by Arima years ago.
* ByTheBookCop: When his subordinates ignore protocol, he attempts to quote Article 13 at them. They immediately brush him off.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: He consults Donato, getting valuable insight in the investigation of Torso.
* ContinuityNod: He first met Akira in a graveyard, while she was visiting a grave and discussing her new partner. This is the same way that Akira and Amon once met.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Boxer briefs with the word "Energy" printed on them. Stolen by Urie and given to Chie as a present for her "model".
* GrayEyes: Hinting at both his role as a mentor to the other hybrids, and his innocent nature.
* HalfHumanHybrid: He is a Ghoul-Human Hybrid in the service of CCG.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He definitely feels overwhelmed by his assignment, and difficulty keeping his team in line, something he readily admits to.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, he is a high-ranked Ghoul Investigator.
* HurricaneOfPuns: He's extremely fond of word play and silly puns.
* ImAHumanitarian: Implied. It's mentioned that he cannot eat human food like his subordinates, suggesting he probably has to live off flesh.
* MeaningfulName: "Haise" means "Ash" and can also be pronounced as "Grey", the color of his hair. His family name can be translated as "assistant", a nod to his subordinate relationships with Arima and Akira.
* MulticoloredHair: White with black roots.
* NiceGuy: He's very kind, which is probably one reason he struggles to control his subordinates.
* NightmareSequence: In chapter 3, he has a nightmare where a suspiciously familiar figure clings to his back and taunts him.
** BadDreams: He calls it "the usual", suggesting he suffers from frequent nightmares.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Devoted to protecting humans from Ghouls, using the abilities resulting from his hybrid status.
* RealMenCanCook: He enjoys cooking for his team, even though he's unable to enjoy it with them.
* SequelHook: A disjointed "ha i se ..." appeared in final CCG scene in the last chapter of the original ''Tokyo Ghoul'', hinting at his role as CCG's new secret weapon in the sequel.
* ShoutOut: He wears a tee shirt (and matching ''underwear'') featuring a stylized image of one of the members of the [[JapanesePopMusic JPop]] boy-band ''EXILE TRIBE''.
* ShroudedInMyth: When he first became an Investigator, there were already rumors about him being "[[HalfHumanHybrid different]]" from other Investigators. Akira knew of him even before meeting him for the first time. However, since then he's pretty much become the guy his coworkers look down on.
* SkilledButNaive: He's a highly-skilled Investigator, but criticized by his peers as extremely naive. Akira even warns him that this will be his downfall.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses while reading, and has numerous bookcases in his room.
* SuperiorSuccessor: CCG has assigned him with the task of creating an Investigator that can surpass Arima.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He has many similarities to the previous series' protagonist Ken Kaneki in terms of appearance, personality, and hobbies.
* TarotMotifs: VIII. ''Strength''.
* TeamDad: He's desperately attempting to be this to his team.
** TeamMom: What he actually is, taking care of his team both professionally and at home.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. He's repeatedly criticized for showing mercy to Ghouls, and accused of having sympathy for them.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tooru Mutsuki]]
[[quoteright:169:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mutsukitoorutokyoghoulre_4025.png]]

A 19-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator and member of Quinix. An Artificial One-Eyed Ghoul, though prone to suffering from bouts of poor health and ill-suited to violence. Unlike the others, Mutsuki is reliable and hard-working.

* AfraidOfBlood: Mentions that he has trouble with the sight of blood, even protesting against having to eat meat if it's rare.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has a much darker complexion than any other character.
* AmbiguousGender: Masculine pronouns, thought of as a guy by others, and a bound chest? It isn't clear what is going on with Mutsuki.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears a medical eyepatch.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Wears an eyepatch due to not being able to control the [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]].
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, Mutsuki works for CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* IllGirl: Mutsuki suffers bouts of anemia, and is the weakest member of the team.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. Unlike other hybrids, Mutsuki can eat human food.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore", in contrast to a gentle personality and apparent sex.
* NiceGuy: Very kind and so normal one wonders why Mutsuki joined Quinix.
* NonActionGuy: Stated to be the weakest member of the team, with an RC level barely above the human norm. As a result, Sasaki states Mutsuki isn't suited to the team's purpose of creating a high-level Investigator.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only member that actually follows orders and does what is expected without causing trouble.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Mutsuki's hybrid status is entirely for the sake of protecting humanity from Ghouls.
* ScarsAreForever: Mutsuki's chest is covered in scars of unknown origin.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Has a lot of similarities to Ken Kaneki before his capture and torture halfway through the first series.
** Wears a medical eyepatch to hide the kakugan.
** Has little experience with using a Kagune.
** Gets captured by an Aogiri Tree associated Ghoul.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has blue-green hair.

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[[folder:Kuki Urie]]
[[quoteright:168:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/urietokyoghoulre_9772.png]]

A 19-year old Rank 2 Ghoul Investigator, and Squad Leader of Quinix. He has a harsh and cold personality, openly criticizing his superior and acting on his own without approval.

* AmbitionIsEvil: He seeks to be promoted into the mysterious "S3" squad, and intentionally causes problems within the squad to achieve his own goals.
* BlackSheep: His squad is considered an "embarrassment" by CCG, and looked down on by other Investigators.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He wields his kagune like a blade.
* FacialMarkings: Three dots beneath his left eye.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He always wears headphones, and doesn't seem to like working with others.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, he works for CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. He's able to eat human food, at least for the moment. Dr. Shiba raises concerns about his increasing RC levels.
* ManipulativeBastard: He intentionally sows discord among his teammates, manipulating Shirazu's desperation without a second thought.
* TheNoseKnows: His sense of smell is exceptional, something he comments on.
* PantyThief: He steals Sasaki's underwear as part of a deal with Chie.
* ProHumanTranshuman: His hybrid status is entirely for the sake of protecting humanity from Ghouls.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Though Squad Leader, he doesn't seem to play well with the others. This nearly results in him coming to blows with Shirazu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has purple hair.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ginshi "Shirazu" Fuchi]]
[[quoteright:156:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ginshitokyoghoulre_7346.png]]

A 19-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator, and member of Quinix. He has a tendency towards violence, but is also surprisingly trusting and friendly when not in battle.

* BadassBiker: Subverted. While it initially seems he's going to arrive at the scene of a battle on a motorcycle, it turns out he's actually on a moped.
* BeadyEyedLoser: His tiny pupils add to his unusual appearance.
* BlackSheep: Considered an "embarrassment" to CCG, due to his squad's unusual nature and failure to produce outstanding results.
* FriendlyFire: He doesn't seem particularly concerned when his shots graze a comrade, making light of it.
* FriendToAllChildren: He seems to be very fond of kids, immediately warming up the moment he meets [[OlderThanHeLooks Chie]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, he works for CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. He can eat normal food, though Dr. Shiba worries with his increasing RC levels he might not be able to soon.
* MonstrousCannibalism: He threatens to eat Urie, a sign of how unstable he is.
* TheNicknamer: He gives nicknames to his peers, calling Sasaki "Saasan" and Urie "Uliuli Cookies".
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He volunteered to be a test subject and seeks promotion because he desperately needs the money. Urie uses this desperation to manipulate him.
* ProHumanTranshuman: He seems more interesting in fighting Ghouls than protecting humans, but even so his hybrid status is used for the sake of humanity.
* [[SayItWithHearts Say It With Stars]]: When he greets Urie, his speech includes a star symbol.
* ScaryTeeth: He has shark-like teeth, adding to his unsettling appearance.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Urie, to the point they nearly come to blows.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saiko Yonebayashi]]
[[quoteright:147:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/saikotokyoghoulre_8313.png]]

A 19-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator, and member of Quinix. She is the only female Ghoul Hybrid, and has a lazy personality.

* BigEater: She likes to chow down on snacks, and mentioned to be gaining weight as a result.
* BlackSheep: Her squad is looked down on by the rest of CCG.
* GamerChick: She spends much of her time playing video games.
* TheGhost: In four chapters, she's appeared in a single montage shot and only been mentioned or shouted from off-screen.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the Ghoul-Hybrids employed by CCG, though they are officially thought of as "human".
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Though technically a Ghoul, she works for CCG.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted. She can eat normal food, and does so enough for the doctor to worry about her weight.
* MegaTwinTails: She has poofy, low pigtails.
* NotAMorningPerson: She complains about having to be awake, and others comment about her oversleeping again.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Her hybrid status is for the sake of protecting humans.
* TheSquadette: The lone female member of Quinix.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light blue hair.

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[[/folder]]

!!!Others

[[folder:Itou Kuramoto]]
[[quoteright:190:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kuramotoitoutokyoghoul_5296.png]]

A Rank 1 Investigator, and member of Hirako's team. He comes across as playful and friendly, but expresses misgivings about the existence of the Quinix.

* AlliterativeName: Lampshaded. His name and rank are both "Itou", so he suggests Haise just call him "Kuramoto" for ease.
* AscendedExtra: He appears as an unnamed extra in the original series, and now plays a much more significant role as one of Sasaki's coworkers.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Giving the impression of someone untrustworthy.
* FalseFriend: There's definitely something suspicious about him suddenly befriending Sasaki and offering information to him, considering his previously established opinion about the Quinix.
* FantasticRacism: Played with. He chides his teammates and reminds them to be polite because the Quinix ''are'' their coworkers. But he follows this up by calling them "scary" and complaining that he doesn't understand what their superiors are thinking employing them.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Like many other Investigators, he greatly admires Arima and mistakes his blank Will as a sign that Arima is supremely confident.

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[[/folder]]
[[folder:Dr. Shiba]]
[[quoteright:127:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drshibatokyoghoul_3643.png]]

The physician in charge of monitoring and caring for the Quinix. He gives off a kind and fatherly air when dealing with his patients.

* GoodHairEvilHair: He has a thick, bushy moustache that adds to his air of authority.
* MotherlyScientist: His bedside manner towards his patients is very much like a fatherly figure, and he shows a certain amount of empathy towards their situation.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He wears a large one that overwhelms his thin build.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses, adding to his air of authority and intelligence.
* TestedOnHumans: His patients are explicitly stated to all be human research subjects

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[[/folder]]
[[folder:Shimoguchi]]
[[quoteright:191:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shimoguchiasshole_8700.png]]

An Investigator operating out of the 1st Ward, and assigned the "Torso" case. He does not bother to hide his disdain towards the Quinix, and uses multiple opportunities to humiliate Sasaki.

* FantasticRacism: His resentment and mistrust of Sasaki and his team seems to be based on little more than their hybrid status, even with Sasaki being a highly-decorated Investigator.
* {{Gonk}}: He has a rather large nose and enormous lips.
* {{Jerkass}}: He intentionally humiliates Sasaki in front of others at every chance, and doesn't even bother to act professionally towards him.
* TheRival: His team is at odds with Team Mado, and he crosses the line of professionalism in antagonizing them.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: He calls out Sasaki for capturing a Ghoul rather than killing it outright, stating their duty as Investigators is to eliminate all Ghouls. He suggests Sasaki himself is untrustworthy as a result of his hybrid status.

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[[/folder]]
[[folder:Shinme Haisaki]]
[[quoteright:164:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/23rdwardenshinme_4625.png]]

The current Warden of Kokuria, and head of the 23rd Ward.

* FaceOfAThug: His face frightens people, even when he's being perfectly friendly.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. He seems to be one of the few Investigators that doesn't have an issue with the hybrids, and expresses his approval for the project.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has scars around his mouth, adding to his creepy appearance.
* MadEye: His pupils seem to look in different directions, adding to his very unnerving appearance.

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[[/folder]]

!!Ghouls

[[folder:Torso]]
[[quoteright:179:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/torsoghoultokyore_6974.png]]

A mysterious Ghoul, currently being investigated by CCG. His unusual feeding pattern involves leaving behind his victims' heads and legs, marking him as a highly unusual and disturbed Ghoul.

* AxCrazy: He appears to be violently insane, even by Ghoul standards.
* CameraFiend: He uses a polaroid to photograph his victims, leaving his predation sites and home littered with photos. Chie identifies the brand as an uncommon, foreign one he must be buying in large quantities from a specialty store.
* CharacterTic: Tapping out a rhythm on his steering wheel.
* CradlingYourKill: He apparently enjoys cuddling with his victims' bodies. While they're headless. And playing with their bleeding stump. [[NightmareFuel Yeah]].
* LeanAndMean: He appears to be quite gaunt, and is a particularly brutal killer.
* LivingMacGuffin: Both the home office of CCG and Orochi are hunting for him, suggesting some importance.
* ALoveToDismember: Our first glimpse of him is a shadowy figure cradling a headless corpse while moaning about his "lover".
* MonsterMisogyny: He preys exclusively on women.
* PickyPeopleEater: At least, Donato theorizes that he is one.
* ScarsAreForever: His preferred prey happens to be women that have surgical scars.
* SerialKiller: His feeding patterns mimic the behaviors of one, dismembering and dumping remains in a different location later.
* ShoutOut: His crimes greatly resemble the unsolved [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer Cleveland Torso Murders]], as well as the murderers in Creator/BillyMartin's novel, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_Corpse_%28novel%29 The Exquisite Corpse]]''.
* TarotMotifs: III. ''The Empress''.
* {{Yandere}}: Theorized to remove his victims' legs due to a deep-seated possessiveness.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Orochi]]
[[quoteright:112:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/orochiserpantghoul_7414.png]]

A mysterious S-rated Ghoul being investigated by Hirako's squad. He has become a major player known for hunting other Ghouls, and is currently pursuing Torso.

* AnimalMotifs: Serpents.
* TheDreaded: Both CCG and other Ghouls fear him, and for good reason.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: His major defining trait is that he hunts other Ghouls.
* InTheHood: His face is obscured by a hood, helping to conceal his identity.
* {{Orochi}}: The alias given to him references the mythological beast.
* RedBaron: He seems amused at his title, one even other Ghouls have heard.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Introduced killing another Ghoul because it didn't have any information on Torso.

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[[/folder]]
[[folder:Kanae]]
[[quoteright:124:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kanaetokyoghoulre_7786.png]]

A young and eccentric Ghoul with a connection to Tsukiyama.

* {{Camp}}: ''O ROSE''!
* GratuitousGerman: Unsurprisingly, considering he knows Tsukiyama.
* LargeHam: Introduced crying and wailing melodramatically.
* TheTragicRose: Played for laughs. He holds a rose and talks to it while wailing dramatically over "Shuu-sama".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple, at any rate.

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