History Characters / VampireKnight

26th May '17 12:35:25 PM LittleBuster
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* BrotherSisterTeam: Both Ai and Ren are rarely seen without each other in their teenage years, constantly cuddling with each other in order to comfort one another. It remains to be seen whether it's pure sibling love or as intimate lovers.


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* IncestSubtext: Both Ai and Ren are rarely seen without each other in their teenage years, constantly cuddling with each other in order to comfort one another. It remains to be seen whether it's pure sibling love or as intimate lovers.
25th Apr '17 1:44:24 PM lilynoir
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* StalkerWithACrush: Of a sort. Kaname wathces over Yuuki during her human years from a distance.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Of a sort. Kaname wathces watches over Yuuki during her human years from a distance.
25th Apr '17 1:37:34 PM lilynoir
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* DisneyDeath: Gives his life to become the furnace, yet is resurrected at the end by Yuuki turning him human.

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* DisneyDeath: Gives [[spoiler:Gives his life to become the furnace, yet is resurrected at the end by Yuuki turning him human.]]



* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: His real identity is [[spoiler:the Ancestor of the Kurans. Years and years ago, he and his original lover, the Hooded Woman, did all they can in helping the populace from rouge vampires and Purebloods. When the woman sacrificed herself and gave her heart to a furnace that can generate weapons for the helpless humans, the ancestor was left all alone and eventually became hated by the very humans he tried to protect. He ended up dying alone and miserable, only to be brought back life by Rido in an attempt to have a powerful Pureblood slave.]]

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* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: His real identity is [[spoiler:the Ancestor of the Kurans. Years and years ago, he and his original lover, the Hooded Woman, did all they can in helping the populace from rouge vampires and Purebloods. When the woman sacrificed herself and gave her heart to a furnace that can generate weapons for the helpless humans, the ancestor was left all alone and eventually became hated by the very humans only Pureblood in the fight for protecting humanity. He put himself into a deep slumber - from which he tried didn't plan to protect. He ended up dying alone and miserable, wake from - in order to escape the desolation that his long life had become, only to be brought back life by Rido in an attempt to have a powerful Pureblood slave.]]



* UngratefulBastard: His behavior in chapter 90 falls into this. Yuuki had just slept with him, yet his actions when an amnesiac Zero arrives is to act jealously, taunting him for no reason and biting Yuuki violently in front of him and Takuma. It gets to the point Yuuki slaps him, then hugging and asking him to stop it because she can't ever go back to Zero again.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Then the futility of life, his past and his opponents serves to drive Kaname over the edge.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the second arc, he reveals to have been the one to have manipulated Shizuka into attacking Zero's family, in order to make Zero into a "weapon" for him. He also goes on a genocidal mission that consists of wiping out all purebloods, ending with him intending to use his own heart as furnace for the vampire hunters' metal. All this is apparently because of "the hooded woman's wish" and/or to create a safe environment for Yuuki.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Being the [[spoiler:ancestor of the Kurans]] qualifies one to be all knowledgeable.
* WrongGuyFirst: Yuuki finally gains her wish of being with the man of her dreams and realizes how miserable she becomes as a result.
* {{Yandere}}: A big selfish one for Yuuki and the hooded woman. Ends up costing his relationship with the former.

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* UngratefulBastard: His behavior in chapter 90 falls into this. Yuuki had just slept with him, yet his actions when an amnesiac Zero arrives is to act jealously, taunting him for no reason and biting Yuuki violently in front of him and Takuma. It gets to the point Yuuki slaps him, then hugging and asking him to stop it because she can't ever go back to Zero again.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Then the futility of life, his past and his opponents serves memories started to drive Kaname over the edge.
return to him.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In [[spoiler:In the second arc, he reveals to have been the one to have manipulated released Shizuka into attacking Zero's family, from her cage in order the Vampire Senate, despite knowing that Rido (who was her fiancee) wouldn't let her go easily, and due to make Zero into a "weapon" it claims responsibility for him. her attack on the Kiryuu family. He also goes on a genocidal mission that consists with the goal of wiping out all purebloods, ending with him intending to use his own heart as furnace for the vampire hunters' metal. All this is apparently because of "the hooded woman's wish" and/or to create a safe environment for Yuuki.
metal.]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Being the [[spoiler:ancestor of the Kurans]] Kurans and well over a thousand years old]] qualifies one to be all knowledgeable.
* WrongGuyFirst: Yuuki finally gains her wish of being with the man of her dreams and realizes how miserable she becomes as a result.
* {{Yandere}}: A big selfish one for Yuuki and the hooded woman. Ends up costing his relationship with the former.
knowledgeable.
25th Apr '17 1:24:04 PM lilynoir
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* CharacterDevelopment: Kaname starts the series as a distant personage, as the series progresses he is revealed to be a very protective and kindhearted person who actively tries to protect humanity and the vampire race,; despite it, he doesn't shy away from using both a manipulative and a heavy-handed approach to reach his goals - and can be quite ruthless. To be fair to him, trying to maintain his "goodness" in a CrapsackWorld of power-hungry vampires and hunters took its toll on him. After acknowledging his mistakes he dies in peace [[spoiler: his own heart being what protects humanity]] and is revived a changed man. Without the burdens of vampirism and his [[DarkAndTroubledPast memories tying him down]], Kaname is able to relax and be himself around others.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Yuuki. It doesn't work out.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: As with all Kurans, brown hair and brown eyes. [[spoiler:Since he's the first ancestor of the family, he really started the trend.]]
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Sort of. He never apologizes for all the dark deeds that he's done, including murdering Zero's family but at least he gave up his heart to help the humans survive against the vampires and admits that Yuuki is better off with Zero.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: With Kaname's death and blessing, Yuuki and Zero move on to become the manga's [[OfficialCouple true couple.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: Kaname starts the series as a distant personage, as the series progresses he is revealed to be a very protective and kindhearted person who actively tries to protect humanity and the vampire race,; race; despite it, he doesn't shy away from using both a manipulative and a heavy-handed approach to reach his goals - and can be quite ruthless. To be fair to him, trying to maintain his "goodness" in a CrapsackWorld of power-hungry vampires and hunters took its toll on him. After acknowledging his mistakes he dies in peace peace. [[spoiler: his own heart being what protects humanity]] humanity]], and is revived a changed man. Without the burdens of vampirism and his [[DarkAndTroubledPast memories tying him down]], Kaname is able to relax and be himself around others.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Yuuki. It doesn't work out.
Yuuki (who was born to be his wife).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: As with all Kurans, brown hair and brown red eyes. [[spoiler:Since he's the first ancestor of the family, he really started the trend.]]
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Sort of. He never apologizes for all the dark deeds that he's done, including murdering Zero's family but at least he gave up his [[spoiler: His heart to help becomes the humans survive against new Parent Metal to make Anti Vampire weapons; also - at the vampires and admits that end - Yuuki is better off with Zero.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: With Kaname's death and blessing, Yuuki and Zero move on to become the manga's [[OfficialCouple true couple.
turns him into a human without his memories.]]



* EasilyForgiven: It's amazing that even after all the shit he's pulled off, characters like Yuuki and Aidou still can't find it in their hearts to hate the man. More pragmatic characters like Zero and Kaito avert this trope.



* HeroAntagonist: During the second half of the story, whenever the plot shifts to his point of view, Kaname slides more and more into an antagonist.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ichijou.

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* HeroAntagonist: During Played with during the second half of the story, whenever the plot shifts to his point of view, Kaname slides more and more into an antagonist.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ichijou.
antagonist.



* HumanPopsicle: He's preserved in an ice coffin by Aidou after giving his heart to the hunter's furnace.

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* HumanPopsicle: He's [[spoiler:He's preserved in an ice coffin by Aidou after giving his heart to the hunter's furnace.]]



* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: As soon as Kaname reaches young adulthood, he hasn't aged a day.

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* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: As with all vampires (and Zero) as soon as Kaname reaches young adulthood, he hasn't aged a day.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Finally eases Yuuki of her guilt and obligations at the end and tells her to be with Zero.
* KarmaHoudini: To a degree. Although he admits to have committed many sins and gives his life at the end to become the hunter's furnace, he equally confesses to not have any regrets, offers no apology to Zero for causing his family tragedy and subsequently treating him bad, and ultimately gets a happy ending by Yuuki turning him human a thousand years later. ''However'', since he's forced to live the rest of his life without Yuuki, he certainly isn't gonna have that much of a happy ending.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Finally eases [[spoiler: After he casts his heart into the furnace]], he tells both Yuuki of her guilt and obligations at the end and tells her Zero to be with Zero.
happy.
* KarmaHoudini: To a degree. Although he admits to have committed many sins and [[spoiler:and gives his life at the end to become the hunter's furnace, furnace]], he equally confesses to not have any regrets, offers no apology to Zero for causing his family tragedy and subsequently treating him bad, and ultimately gets a happy ending by Yuuki turning him human a thousand years later. ''However'', since he's forced to live the rest of his life without Yuuki, he certainly isn't gonna have that much of a happy ending.regrets.



* LonelyAtTheTop: Ever since losing [[spoiler:the Hooded Woman]], Kaname has never considered anyone his true equal. Not even Yuuki was able to fill the void in his heart.

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* LonelyAtTheTop: Ever since losing [[spoiler:the Hooded Woman]], Kaname has never considered anyone his true equal. Not even Yuuki was able to fill the void in his heart.As with all Purebloods.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Probably even older than seven hundred.
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Yuuki. It fails utterly in the second arc.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Probably even older than seven hundred.
Times a dozen, [[spoiler: he is ''well'' over ten thousand years old]].
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Yuuki. It fails utterly in the second arc.



* StalkerWithACrush: Thinks that by constantly keeping an eye on Yuuki, he's loving her. He realizes that this is suffocating to her at times but he doesn't care. One of the main reasons their relationship fails.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Thinks that by constantly keeping an eye on Yuuki, he's loving her. He realizes that this is suffocating to Of a sort. Kaname wathces over Yuuki during her at times but he doesn't care. One of the main reasons their relationship fails.human years from a distance.
25th Apr '17 1:06:08 PM lilynoir
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* AntiVillain: Kaname ends up turning everyone against him in order to fulfill his goal. That goal is to kill himself and give the humans more of a fighting chance against the growing threat of rouge vampires. The methods he used to accomplish this goal include causing the true orchestration of Zero's family's death, killing Shizuka to take her power for his own, abandoning his comrades one by one, etc.

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* AntiVillain: AntiHero: Kaname ends up [[spoiler: deliberately]] turning everyone against him in order to fulfill his goal. That goal is to kill himself [[spoiler: Which includes: keeping Yuuki alive, safe and give the humans more of a fighting chance against the growing threat of rouge vampires. The methods he used to accomplish this goal include causing the true orchestration of Zero's family's death, killing Shizuka to take her power for his own, abandoning his comrades one by one, etc.happy; and protecting humanity from vampires.]]



* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:He and Yuuki have a daughter named Ai together, who gets adopted by Zero.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:He and Yuuki have a daughter named Ai together, who gets adopted by Zero.together.]]



* BigBad: In the end, while he's not entirely evil, his increasingly villainous actions and mindset turn him into the main antagonist of the series, to the point where the series actually ends with him as the FinalBoss.

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* BigBad: In the end, while While he's not entirely evil, his increasingly villainous actions and mindset turn him into the main antagonist of the series, to the point where the series actually ends with him as the FinalBoss.FinalBoss. In the end though, [[spoiler: he sacrifices himself to protect all of humanity from the threat of vampires.]]



* BrotherSisterIncest: Yuuki is actually his sister and the daughter of Haruka and Juuri. In spite of this, they still remain a couple because it is common for purebloods to interbreed. Though, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he is really the ancestor of the Kurans; they are still technically related.]]
* ByronicHero: Mixed with the AntiVillain trope above, Kaname is on his own side and doesn't care what methods are used to accomplish his goals.
* CharacterDevelopment: Kaname zigzags between being a kind-hearted soul and an outright manipulative prick. To be fair to him, trying to maintain his "goodness" in a CrapsackWorld of power-hungry vampires and hunters took its toll on him, though it still doesn't excuse his heinous actions towards Yuuki and Zero. After acknowledging his mistakes and finally accepting Yuuki and Zero's superior relationship to his own, he dies in peace and is revived a changed man. Without the burdens of vampirism and his [[DarkAndTroubledPast memories tying him down]], Kaname is able to relax and be himself around others.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Yuuki is actually his sister and the daughter of Haruka and Juuri. In spite of this, they still remain a couple because it is common for purebloods to interbreed. interbreed [[spoiler: due to the fact that Pure Vampire blood eliminates the possibility of defects]]. Though, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he is really the ancestor of the Kurans; they are still technically related.Kurans.]]
* ByronicHero: Mixed with the AntiVillain AntiHero trope above, Kaname is on his own side and doesn't care what methods are used to accomplish his goals.
* CharacterDevelopment: Kaname zigzags between being starts the series as a kind-hearted soul distant personage, as the series progresses he is revealed to be a very protective and an outright kindhearted person who actively tries to protect humanity and the vampire race,; despite it, he doesn't shy away from using both a manipulative prick. and a heavy-handed approach to reach his goals - and can be quite ruthless. To be fair to him, trying to maintain his "goodness" in a CrapsackWorld of power-hungry vampires and hunters took its toll on him, though it still doesn't excuse his heinous actions towards Yuuki and Zero. him. After acknowledging his mistakes and finally accepting Yuuki and Zero's superior relationship to his own, he dies in peace [[spoiler: his own heart being what protects humanity]] and is revived a changed man. Without the burdens of vampirism and his [[DarkAndTroubledPast memories tying him down]], Kaname is able to relax and be himself around others.
23rd Mar '17 9:12:35 AM Nintendoman01
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* PsychologicalProjection: She thought she and Zero were struggling with the same pain and fears, but when Zero denies it, Yuuki says, "I guess I was only seeing myself".
5th Jan '17 1:26:27 AM Lancelot07
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* AmbiguousGender: ''Ren.'' People first assumed the kid to be a boy because of the short hair and masculine clothing contrasting Ai's more girly appearance, but then Ren was shown without a coat and had a rather slender body underneath, as well as wearing girly nightgowns, which made many fans believe that she is actually a tomboyish girl. No clear gender-based titles have been used on him/her either which gives the impression that Matsuri is intentionally keeping it ambiguous for whatever reason, and it remains to be seen if she'll confirm it.

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* AmbiguousGender: ''Ren.'' People first assumed the kid It's really not easy to be tell whether Ren is a boy because of the short hair and masculine clothing contrasting Ai's more girly appearance, but then Ren was shown without a coat and had a rather slender body underneath, as well as wearing girly nightgowns, which made many fans believe that she is actually a tomboyish girl. No clear gender-based titles have been used on him/her either which gives the impression that Matsuri is intentionally keeping it ambiguous for whatever reason, and it remains to be seen if she'll confirm it.or girl.
3rd Dec '16 3:40:38 PM lilynoir
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* AlliterativeName: "K"aname "K"uran. [[spoiler:He's really the first ancestor of all the Kurans and took on the ''real'' Kaname's name for himself; it is never revealed what his true name is.]]

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* AlliterativeName: "K"aname "K"uran. [[spoiler:He's really Kaname is so old that, by the time he met others of his own kind [[spoiler: around ten thousand years before the canon timeline]] he had already forgotten his own name. [[spoiler:The "Hooded Woman", who was one of the first ancestor of all vampires he'd met, gave him the Kurans and took on the ''real'' Kaname's name for himself; it is never revealed what his true name is.Kaname, after the village in which she was born.]]
3rd Dec '16 3:38:52 AM Lancelot07
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* SecondLove: Zero. An official summary after the main series' end confirms that she fell in love with him in the first arc, but she didn't become aware of it until the second. Eventually she ends up with him.



* SecondLove: After her relationship with Kaname falls apart, Yuuki falls in love with Zero and gets together with him.

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* SecondLove: After her relationship with Kaname falls apart, To Yuuki. An official summary of the bonus chapters after the main series ended confirms that Yuuki falls fell in love with Zero and gets together him in the first arc like he did with him.her, but she didn't become aware of it until the second arc.
3rd Dec '16 3:29:37 AM Lancelot07
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* AmbiguousGender: ''Ren.'' People first assumed the kid to be a boy because of the short hair and masculine clothing contrasting Ai's more girly appearance, but then Ren was shown without a coat and had a rather slender body underneath, as well as wearing girly nightgowns, which made many fans believe that she is actually a tomboyish girl. No clear gender-based titles have been used on him/her either which gives the impression that Matsuri is intentionally keeping it ambiguous for whatever reason, and it remains to be seen if she'll confirm it some point.

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* AmbiguousGender: ''Ren.'' People first assumed the kid to be a boy because of the short hair and masculine clothing contrasting Ai's more girly appearance, but then Ren was shown without a coat and had a rather slender body underneath, as well as wearing girly nightgowns, which made many fans believe that she is actually a tomboyish girl. No clear gender-based titles have been used on him/her either which gives the impression that Matsuri is intentionally keeping it ambiguous for whatever reason, and it remains to be seen if she'll confirm it some point.it.
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