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[[folder:East Side Wolves]]

!!You Satou ([[spoiler:Pervert and [[note]]Two Dogs:with Ren[[/note]]]])
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->'''Voiced by:''' HiroShimono (Japanese), Creator/AustinTindle (English)

An ordinary boy who gets roped into the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club by Sen after witnessing one supermarket brawl for half-priced lunch boxes.
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* AccidentalPervert: Not that he doesn't have plenty of perverted thoughts as well - it's just that there's never any overlap between his fantasies and the numerous public situations he finds himself in.
* {{Badass}}
* BashBrothers: With Ren, which earns them the nickname Two Dogs from Orthros.
* BloodKnight: Satou doesn't want to get easy bento by joining up with the Hounds, he wants to fight hard for it or else it doesn't taste good.
* ButtMonkey: Mostly due to Ume. He gets slapped every single episode. So far, he's been stripped butt-naked four times (One by Ume, the others were accidents), and was burned naked in the incinerator when trying to save his clothes from getting thrown in. [[spoiler: He grows out of it by the end of the show... mostly.]]
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Think? Yes. Act? No. See the [[Heartwarming/BenTo Heartwarming page]] for details.
* TheChewToy: [[RunningGag How many times was he seen naked in public?]]
* ChewingTheScenery: Not outwardly, but Satou's InternalMonologue tends to be rather... grandiose.
* ChickMagnet: Despite his NomDeGuerre and his behaviour, he does manage to gain the attraction of a few girls in the series (Ayame, the elder Sawagi twin, Asebi and Sen).
* ChivalrousPervert
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The final episode has him running around blocks so he would starve himself and make himself even more aggressive during the fight. He also delays the Club of Heracles so that the food's smell would permeate the entire store, thus getting everyone extremely hungry.
* EmbarrassingNickname: The Pervert, after he had to get to a supermarket in women's clothing to get there on time. ItsALongStory, [[{{Dissimile}} except not]] - an overzealous security guard made him strip and sought to AssShove him with a D Battery for asking to go to Shaga's room, forcing Satou to flee without his clothes.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Don't let [[EmbarrassingNickname his Nom De Guerre]] fool you - by the end of the series, he's pretty much become the most respected wolf in the show. And that's just the TwelveEpisodeAnime; he gets even more badass later on.
* GagPenis: In episode 7 Ayame thinks he's using his as a rudder. [[spoiler:It's actually the arm from the Half-Pricing God's costume]].
* IronButtMonkey: He escapes being burned in an incinerator with only a couple of bruises. And again in Episode 8, where he falls off a ''five-story building'' and lives. [[spoiler:Those bandages were even only for show (a prank that Ayame pulled on him); he's perfectly fine]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When he learned in volume 11 that Sen was in love with Yuu but Yuu rejected her, he challenged him to a bento brawl, where he had to accept Sen's love if he lost. This counts as an example because Yō himself had feelings for Sen, and he still did all that (and beat Yuu) despite said feelings. Fortunately for him, Sen chooses him in the end, having learned from Ume what he had done for her.
* MaleGaze: Comes with being the viewpoint character.
* NaiveNewcomer: Initially. He grows out of it.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: By people, we mean him.
* NakedPeopleTrappedOutside: RunningGag.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Well, would ''you'' want to fight someone named {{Hentai}}?
* NeverLiveItDown: [[invoked]] Doesn't matter if you didn't have a choice; go to the supermarket wearing women's clothing '''''just once''''', and you'll be forever branded as a freak or pervert. There were also ''other'' "[[RunningGag incidents]]" that helped make that brand stick.
* TooDumbToLive
* TookALevelInBadass: He took several quickly.

!!Sen Yarizui (Ice Witch)
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->'''Voiced by:''' MariyaIse (Japanese), Creator/TrinaNishimura (English)

The sole initial member of the Half Priced Food Lovers Club, she serves as Satou's guide through the world of half priced food brawls. Her turf is Hocky Mart on the east side.
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* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable
* BeautifulDreamer: Resembles an adorable white kitten in slumber.
* CatGirl: The way she sleeps invokes the image of an adorable sleeping-kitten.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Somewhat. She seems to have a strange thought process when it comes to food.
* TheComicallySerious
* CoolBigSis: Towards Satou and Hana she can be a very loving, kind and nurturing sister figure. [[spoiler:She also has an actual little sister, making her an actual CoolBigSis]].
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Ice Witch" comes from her trying to buy a Chu-Hi Ice (a vodka mixer) with her bento. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that she was going to drink it.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Subverted -- she's not emotionless, but might as well seem like it in most situations thanks to a generally laid-back attitude and tendencies for an [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} out-there thought process]].
* HairColorDissonance: Is her hair supposed to be light blue or white?
* KickChick
* MysticalWhiteHair
* NaiveNewcomer: In the prequel.
* NoSocialSkills: Sen tends to be on the oblivious side. When Satou shows up after having been DraggedIntoDrag, her first thought is that male fashion has had some kind of paradigm shift.
* ObliviouslyBeautiful: Sen tends to notice Satou checking her out, then make an extremely naive conclusion.
-->"Is there something strange about my stretch routine?"
* OneWomanArmy
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ReiAyanamiExpy: A very serious and stoic young girl with short light bluish hair and reddish eyes.
* SecondYearProtagonist
* SempaiKohai
* ShesGotLegs
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TsurimeEyes
* WhenSheSmiles: Cuteness OverNineThousand.

!!Hana Oshiroi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AoiYuuki (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)

A friend of Satou who also gets roped into the Half-Priced Food Lovers' Club by Sen along with Satou. A novelist whose specialty seems to be yaoi.
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* ActionSurvivor: Oshiroi always sneaks in and grabs her preferred bento.
* ChildhoodFriends: Has been friends with Ume since elementary school.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CovertPervert: Starts out as this, then ends up throwing the "covert" part out of the window. To wit:
** When Satou asks her if she wants to join the Dogs, she thinks he wants to know if she wants to get gangbanged. She doesn't reject the idea outright, just says she'd prefer her ''first'' time to be one-on-one.
** She's currently writing a {{yaoi}} novel involving Satou. Episode 9 says it has ''ten-thousand readers'' for the week she's on.
** And when Satou turns up to a supermarket [[DraggedIntoDrag in women's clothing]], she practically starts drooling.
* GenkiGirl
* LovableSexManiac: Once she drops the "covert" part of CovertPervert.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MotorMouth
* {{Nosebleed}}: With a certain fansubber making the ''[[GagSub perfect]]'' lines.
-->([[ItMakesSenseInContext in a hospital with Sato covered in milk]]) ''This is fappable. ''Totally'' fappable. '''''[[MemeticMutation DO. WANT.]]'''
* ScaryShinyGlasses: ''Whenever'' she gets into writing for her novel, which pretty much consists of "Saito" being raped.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Episode 3, but it quickly fails.
-->'''You''': ''What are you doing?''\\
'''Hana''': ''Nothing. Just making a text.''\\
'''You''': ''Liar. Why are you pointing the lens my way?''\\
'''Hana''': ''I'll only take five or so!''\\
'''You''': ''Five what!? That's not the issue here!''\\
'''Hana''': ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny But only your crotch]]!''\\
'''You''': ''What the hell!?''
* TaremeEyes
* TerrifiedOfGerms: She seems to be this for other people - she doesn't want to use chopsticks to eat a bit from a meal that someone else is going to use more thoroughly right after, and she's constantly cleaning off Satou's hands whenever he happens to touch her.
* TooKinkyToTorture: In episode 2, although it was really just a back massage.
* YaoiFangirl: So, so much.

!!Yuu Kaneshiro (Wizard)

->'''Voiced by:''' MamoruMiyano (Japanese), Marcus D. Stimac (English)

A third-year veteran bento brawler and Sen's mentor.
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* BadassLongcoat
* CoatCape: Sometimes
* DeathFromAbove
* GoombaStomp: Favorite method of attack.
* PassingTheTorch: Was the former President of the Half-price Bento Club when Sen came to school.]]

!!Monk/Bouzu

->Voiced by: Ryoukichi Takahashi (Japanese)

One of [[ThoseTwoGuys those three bento brawlers]] who keep appearing to fight for the half-priced food.
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* BaldOfAwesome
* EyesAlwaysShut
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThoseTwoGuys

!!Goatee/Agohige

->Voiced by: Tomoyuki Higuchi (Japanese), Scott Freeman (English)

One of [[ThoseTwoGuys those three bento brawlers]] who keep appearing to fight for the half-priced food.
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* BadassBeard
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThoseTwoGuys

!!Brunette/Chapatsu

->Voiced by: ErikoNakamura (Japanese)

One of [[ThoseTwoGuys those three bento brawlers]] who keep appearing to fight for the half-priced food. Her face is never seen because of Satou's constant MaleGaze.
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* TheFaceless
** Finally, it is in the BD/DVD version of episode 12 that we get to see her face for about a few seconds at around 16:00. In later appearance, she went back to being TheFaceless.
* GagBoobs
* {{Gainaxing}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThoseTwoGuys

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[[folder:West Side Wolves]]

!!Ayame Shaga (Beauty by the Lake)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EmiriKatou (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)

Satou's cousin, known as the "Beauty by the Lake". Her turf is Ralph Store on the west side.
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* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable
* BoobsOfSteel
* ButNotTooForeign: She's half-Italian.
* CoolBigSis: Towards Satou.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Hers comes from an incident where she felt asleep in Lake Park after eating her first Honor seal bento.
* {{Expy}}: She's practically a bespectacled [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Miki Hoshii]].
* {{Gainaxing}}: It's surprising that she dosen't suffer from constant back-pain.
* HelloNurse: Enough of one that she manages to distract guards at her school while they're chasing Satou [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill apparently out for his blood judging by the ballistic vests and assault rifles they were using]], just by popping in.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Very fond of this tactic.
* GamerChick
* TheGlassesComeOff: When she gets serious.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice
* OneWomanArmy
* RapunzelHair
* SpecsOfAwesome
* StatuesqueStunner
* TheTease
* TsurimeEyes
* WeaponOfChoice: [[ImprobableWeaponUser Chopsticks]].

!!Ren Nikaido [[spoiler:Two Dogs (w/ Satou)]]

->Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese), Creator/IanSinclair (English)

A fighter for half-priced food from the east side. He was formerly TheDragon to [[spoiler:the Monarch]] and leader of his pack of goons, the [[TheWildHunt Gabriel Ratchets]]. Has a thing for Matsuba.
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* AnimeHair
* BadassBiker
* BashBrothers: With Satou, which earns them the Nom De Gurre "Two Dogs".
* TheComicallySerious
* TheDragon: Starts off as this to [[spoiler: The Monarch]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After the fall of [[spoiler: The Monarch]].
* LikesOlderWomen: Has a thing for Matsuba
* RapidFireFisticuffs
* TsurimeEyes: Out of the cast's eyes, his are the most dramatically triangular by far.

!!Kyo & Kyo Sawagi [[spoiler: (Orthros)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/YukariTamura (long hair) and Creator/YuiHorie (short hair) (Japanese), Creator/KaraEdwards (long hair) and Anastasia Munoz (short hair) (English)

A pair of twin sisters with identical-sounding names [[spoiler: and one nom de guerre]] between them, who are the respective Student Council President and Vice President of Ayame's school.

The elder, long-haired one fell in love with Sen [[InLoveWithYourCarnage because she defeated Monarch]].
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* {{Action Girl}}s
* AlternateCharacterReading: Their names sound alike but are written differently.
* LovelyAngels
* BadassAdorable
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:It's the reason that their treatment by the Club of Heracles, i.e. simply letting them walk up and take the bento without fighting for it, was as traumatic as it was for them.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Courtesy of the Club of Heracles.]]
* CastingAShadow: Although they're unquestionably mundane, the anime plays their [[spoiler: shopping basket techniques]] this way.
* CatchPhrase: The long-haired twin tends to say "indeed, like..."
* CuteAndPsycho: The long-haired Kyo begins spouting [[TrashTalk rather mean-spirited banter]] whenever she 'gets serious', only to regret it later on and want to apologize. [[spoiler:Both sisters become the TranquilFury version of this when fighting as Orthros.]]
* {{Expy}}: Played with - they bear a striking resemblance to ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s Hansel and Gretel, another adorable pair of Albino CreepyTwins infamous for [[BloodKnight their love of battle]] who can only be differentiated by their hair-length. However, they're not half as AxeCrazy.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The long-haired elder is the foolish one, while the short-haired younger is the responsible one.
* GoalInLife: They've wanted to be wolves since they were very, very little. [[spoiler: Which is why the Club of Heracles's refusal to let them fight utterly broke them.]]
* HeroKiller
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their hairstyles are the only way to tell them apart.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: A mild version; the long-haired twin has a crush on Sen for her fighting ability.
* KnightOfCerebus: Subverted.
* {{Malaproper}}: The elder constantly butchers common idioms, much to the younger's chagrin.
* MeaningfulName: The younger sister's "Kyo" means "mirror". [[spoiler: Their nom de guerre is Orthros, a two-headed dog in Greek mythology that was defeated by Heracles.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Meanwhile, as she points out herself, the elder sister's "Kyo" is also used in the word for "heart attack".
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: They're introduced as quirky characters who seem to know a bit about the brawls but are too silly to be credible participants. They then proceed to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] ''almost every single named wolf in the show'' during the course of one fight [[note]]the exceptions being Monarch, who they've already beaten, The Wizard, who's out of the country, and who would later curb stomp ''them'' when he returned, and Matsuba, who's retired[[/note]].
* OneSteveLimit
* PolarOppositeTwins
* CreepyTwins: Usually they're just quirky, but then [[spoiler:they show up to the fight and decide to speak in unison...]]
* PurpleEyes
* RapunzelHair
* SingleMindedTwins: [[spoiler:When fighting as Orthros.]]
* SpeedBlitz
* StudentCouncilPresident: The long haired one is the President white the short-haired one is the vice president.
* ThemeTwinNaming
* TomboyishSideTails: The Vice Student Council President.
* {{Twincest}}: Generally one-sided from the long-haired twin, though.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Apparently the elder Kyo's fantasy. [[spoiler:It's unlikely to come true, since the twins eventually develop feelings for different guys; the elder for Yo and the younger for Ren.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WeaponOfChoice: Shopping Baskets.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Asebi Inoue ([[spoiler:Reaper]])

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese), Creator/LindsaySeidel (English)

A perpetually unlucky kid who studies in Ayame's school, so much so that it spreads to other people. She is completely oblivious of her own bad luck.
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* BornUnlucky
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CordonBleughChef: She makes a bento for Satou to eat. He finds it doesn't taste bad... but the individual pieces taste like ''absolutely not what they have any right to'' (like a piece of broccoli tasting incredibly sweet) and scares the hell out of him.
* IllGirl: She's apparently always sick.
* IronButtmonkey: Falls down multiple flights of stairs and emerges unharmed.
* TheJinx
** Ayame carries a ProtectiveCharm to...well, protect herself. Ayame initially warns Satou to avoid Asebi's touch, and when Satou asks why she let Asebi touch her Ayame pulls out the charm and it darkens when she puts her hand near it.
** In episode 11, her playing in a garden and catching a butterfly is quickly accompanied by over 10 caterpillars going down their strands and falling to the ground dead.
* LethalKlutz
* NiceHat
* ThePollyanna: Her first thought after her bed shatters, she almost loses a stuffed cat [[note]]It's head also falls off.[[/note]], and she falls out the window through several branches?
--> '''Asebi:''' ''Ah, it's another beautiful day!''
* RedBaron[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Earns the title [[spoiler:"Reaper"]] when she is recognized as a shadowy force of destruction and chaos without actually participating in the battle.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A

!!Tadaaki Endo (Monarch)

->Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (Japanese), Chris Rager (English)

A large man who is obsessed with becoming the strongest brawler by inheriting the Monarch Butterfly's position, forcefully or otherwise, and defeating the Wizard's successor.
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* {{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone
* BadassLongcoat
* EvilSoundsDeep
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Is seen swinging a shopping cart around like a club. One handed, to boot.
* LargeAndInCharge
* SleevesAreForWimps
* TheWorfEffect: As of Episode 10, he's on the wrong end of this courtesy of Orthros.

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[[folder:Retired/Other characters]]

!!Ume Shiraume
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiKayano (Japanese), Creator/TiaBallard (English)

ClassRepresentative of Satou's class and Oshiroi's childhood friend who's a bit too possessive of her. Fond of abusing Satou in retaliation for any perceived slight against Oshiroi, no matter how small.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Which easily sends Satou flying. [[spoiler:Usually. When he blocks and {{No Sell}}s it for the first time, she's visibly ''shocked.'']]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BastardGirlfriend:
** InUniverse, one of Satou's classmates thinks she's this... as long as Satou's the one getting abused.
** Despite it not being true, at the end of the episode, Satou ruminates "There really... might be some appeal to this.".
* CatchPhrase: "May I ?" (One should note that she only says this right ''after'' actually beginning to act on the threat.)
* CharacterDevelopment: In volume 10, after she gets soundly defeated in a bento brawl while trying to protect Hana, she realises her powerlessness, and entrusts the protection of Hana during bento brawls to Satou, the guy she abuses on a regular basis. She still smacks him around, but for more legit reasons now.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance
* ClassRepresentative: Before becoming the StudentCouncilPresident later.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She ''hates it'' when people get close to Oshiroi.
* ComedicSociopathy
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Largely averted.
* HairDecorations
* HimeCut: As an {{Ojou}} and ClassRepresentative.
* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Satou. All the time. [[spoiler:Well, almost.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Until volume 10 of the light novels.
* LargeHam
* {{Leitmotif}}: Via JungleDrums
* MsFanservice: There's quite a few shots of her naked sprinkled throughout the show.
* {{Ojou}}: Comes from a wealthy family.
* PetTheDog: Ume backs off the obsessiveness and acknowledges Hana and Yo joining the Half-price bento club.
* PsychoLesbian: Dear lord...
* RapunzelHair
* SelectiveObliviousness: Despite knowing Hana for so long, she seems to have no idea and can't believe it to be true when she hears her particular "[[YaoiFangirl tastes]]".
* StalkerWithACrush: Is very obsessed with Hana and can go as far as to knock her unconscious and abduct her to keep her away from other people.
* TheStoic
* TookALevelInKindness: It shows a bit after the events in volume 10, and more prominently in volume 11.
* TranquilFury: Every time she appears.
* TsurimeEyes
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In episode 9.
* {{Yandere}}
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A

!!Kiku Matsuba (Monarch Butterfly)

->Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese), Creator/CaitlinGlass (English)

A veteran wolf who retired after she got married. She is now currently the God of Discounts for Ralph Mart.
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* BoobsOfSteel
* GagBoobs: Her recipe the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Omelettits]]. However they changed the name into that without her asking her though
* TheChessmaster: Despite her policy of not getting involved in the bento battles, she does a lot to actually set them up, [[spoiler: Including inviting all of the Wolves to the same waterpark for a bento battle in a pool]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: Most of the time.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* RapunzelHair
* RetiredBadass: She retired from being a wolf once she got married.
* SmokingIsCool

!!Club of Heracles

->Voiced by: AkiraIshida (Japanese), Clifford Chapin (English)

A wolf from another town responsible for the downfall of Orthros three years ago. [[spoiler: Rather than beating the twins in a fight, he reasoned that they were so strong that they were disrupting the balance of the brawls. His solution to this was to simply let them walk up and take the bento they wanted, and then begin fighting after they left.]]
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* TheCoatsAreOff: He does so after he realizes his plan won't work a second time. Complete with an "I'll Show You..." statement. [[spoiler: Subverted as he was on the very wrong side of a CurbStompBattle.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* HeroKiller: Subverted. He took down Orthros by refusing to fight them, rather than by defeating them, and can't really hold his own in the brawls.
* SmugSnake

!!Mikoto Uzu (Wolfsbane)

Another member of the Half Price club. Only appears in the prequel manga.
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* {{Badass}}
* {{Meganekko}}
* StoicSpectacles
* SpecsOfAwesome
* IdiotHair
* TheParalyzer
* PeekABangs
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ThresholdGuardian: To Sen.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Chopsticks nullify her attacks.
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