[[folder: Main Characters]]
!!Akira Fudo/Devilman


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* {{Expy}}: Of Ryo Utsugi, the protagonist of ''Series/MaoDante''.
* FragileFlower: According to Miki, Akira used to cry so much that his nickname was "The Fire Alarm of Higashi Elementary".
* {{Guyliner}}: He somehow gains this in his human form after being possessed by Amon.
* HotBlooded
** HotBloodedSideburns: Though he did not fit the trope until after becoming a devilman.
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: By the time he dies, Akira is the last human in existence.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: A downplayed example, but he was originally the feminine boy to Miki's masculine girl. Fusing with Amon decidedly changed this.
* NiceGuy: Akira keeps his kind heart even after being possessed by Amon.
* ParentalAbandonment: Akira lives with the Makimura family full-time. In some versions of the story, his family perished in the incident that caused him to become Devilman.
* ShrinkingViolet: Akira was originally very timid and non-confrontational.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Rarely seen out of it.
* TookALevelInBadass

'''Associated tropes for Akira as Devilman:'''
* AntiHero
* BloodKnight
* ComboPlatterPowers: LovecraftianSuperpower
** {{Flight}}: Devilman can spontaneously grow wings to fly with.
** HealingFactor: Able to re-attach his arm and heal many grave wounds.
** IntangibleMan: Devilman can phase through solid objects. Being able to pass through steel is a high end demon power.
** PlayingWithFire: "Devil Beam" which, in the manga, is more like heat generation. Both versions are a HandBlast.
** PureEnergy: "Devil Arrow" fired from his antennae.
** PowersViaPossession: How Akira got his powers, but in an interesting way.
** PsychicPowers: {{Telepathy}}, PsychicRadar (limited to violence). Both of these powers are rather weak in him, as he's more action oriented.
** {{Shapeshifting}}: Limited to his Devilman and human forms, though versions in between are also common. Devilman is also a SizeShifter; his full height is somewhere along the lines of 3-5 meters in height.
** SuperStrength: Tearing apart demons with his bare hands.
** SuperToughness: Devilman can survive injuries that would kill a normal human ten times over. [[spoiler: Except getting split in half at the torso...]]
** {{Teleportation}}: This is how demons possess other beings and things, by effectively [[TeleFrag telefragging]] into them.
* DemonicPossession: Inverted in the manga, where Devilman is essentially the result of a ''human'' possessing a ''demon'', but played straight in the anime, where Amon's possession of Akira killed his original personality.
* OneManArmy
* SuperPoweredEvilSide
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Ryo Asuka


Akira's best friend, who is the one responsible for him becoming Devilman.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He's not particularly {{Bishounen}} in the original manga [[spoiler: (before transforming into Satan, at least)]], but becomes more so in the [=OVAs=]. ''AMON'' turns his prettiness UpToEleven, [[spoiler: especially in Satan form]].
* AdaptedOut: Ryo was left out of the original anime, though the developers later stated that they would have liked to have included him at some point. He was in the [=OVAs=], playing the same role he did in the manga, but was left out of ''Devilman Grimoire''. The character Himura, who appears in both the anime and ''Grimoire'', resembles him, however.
* BadassLongcoat: And it's pretty damn well animated in the [=OVAs=].
* ButNotTooForeign: Ryo has a Japanese father and a white mother.
* CoincidenceMagnet: Ryo is terrified that all of the cynical predictions he makes keep coming true. [[spoiler: It turns out that none of these are coincidences. These predictions are likely just fragments of Satan's commands to his demon army.]]
* CreepyGood: [[spoiler: But not for long.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Ryo gradually goes from viewing Akira as the savior of humankind to viewing the fight against the demons to be a pointless and futile one.
* TheHeavy: Albeit not a villainous example; Ryo is the entire reason that Akira became Devilman in the manga. [[spoiler: Ryo's true self turns out to be a more traditional heavy as well.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ryo's relationship with Akira is very emotionally intense, particularly in the first volume in the manga. [[spoiler: The ''heterosexual'' part is ultimately subverted, at least on Ryo's side.]]
* HollywoodGenetics: It's very unlikely for a half-Japanese person to have natural blonde hair and blue eyes. [[spoiler: While one might think this is due to actually being Satan, the original Ryo Asuka also had this coloring.]]
* MuggleBestFriend: Ryo intended for both himself and Akira to be possessed by demons, but somehow escaped this fate. Later in the series this makes him feel helpless and he starts to look for a method to become a devilman himself.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died with he was a child, and his father died shortly before the beginning of the manga.
* PhenotypeStereotype

!!Miki Makimura


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* ActionGirl: While far from a slouch in the original manga, she was upgraded to a full one in the NES game. She becomes even more of one in ''Grimoire'' after [[spoiler: becoming a devilman]].
* AlliterativeName
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys / WomenPreferStrongMen: Miki takes a greater liking to Akira when he becomes a buffed-up badass.
* CuteWitch: Miki in ''Grimoire'' likes to wear a pointed witch's hat and a dark cape to evoke this image.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Until she saw what happened to poor Tare... ]]
* KillItWithFire: Miki uses home-made firebombs to attack the people who break into her house late in the manga.
* KnifeNut: As seen in the image, Miki carries a knife with her during her second confrontation with Dosu-Roku's gang.
* LoveInterest: To Akira.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: In the manga, she seems somewhat ashamed to have Akira witness her aggressive side, probably due to believing that he wouldn't be interested in a tough woman.
* PluckyGirl: The only way to stop her when she has a goal in her mind would be killing her. [[spoiler: Sadly, that's exactly what happens.]]
* ShesGotLegs: In the ''Apocalypse'' OVA, she's wearing a miniskirt that shows off her legs rather nicely. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the best example of this particular trope is during [[FanDisservice her murder.]]]]
* [[JapaneseDelinquents Sukeban]]: It's implied she's one in the original manga.
* {{Tomboy}}


[[folder: Demons]]

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* AndIMustScream: Anyone who falls victim to him are damned to an eternity as a sentient tile in his shell.
* {{Expy}}: An almost identical demon appears in ''Strange Days''; the only evidence that it's not Jinmen himself is that he gets killed and that [[spoiler: Jinmen was long dead at this point]].
* EvilGloating
** InsaneTrollLogic: He claims to have the moral high ground against Devilman because [[ThouShaltNotKill he keeps his victims alive even after he's consumed them]].
* TurtlePower
* WouldHurtAChild


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* DarkActionGirl
* YouSexyBeast/ UglyCute: Akira claims that logically, he should be horrified by the sight of Sirene. However, Akira seems to appreciate the beauty of Sirene's death smile. Maybe that's his devil side talking.
* WomanInWhite: Um, sort of.


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* AGoodWayToDie: He's willing to sacrifice himself if it'll let his love interest Sirene take Devilman down with her.


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!!Psycho Jenny

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* {{Satan}}: Well, he is not Satan, but his two forms resemble two depictions of Satan The Divine Comedy Version (being a demon with 3 faces) and [[spoiler:The Dragon of Revelation.]]


Actually an angel, but allied with the demons. His main goal is the obliteration of humankind so that demons can regain control of the earth.
* AntiVillain
* BigBad
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler: God regularly resets the universe for the sole purpose of tormenting Satan by having him relive the loss of Akira forever and ever.]]
* HeelRealization: At the ''very'' end of the manga, he realizes that [[spoiler: his wiping out humanity was just as bad as God wiping out the demons]]. ''AMON'' implies that he came to the realization earlier on, [[IgnoredEpiphany not that it changed anything]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Forgets his true nature as Satan for a time, but eventually remembers it.
* LightIsNotGood
* LoveMakesYouCrazy
* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: Satan and all the other angels are shown to be {{Hermaphrodite}}s.
* TimeTravel: Uses it in Shin Devilman during the time where he had forgotten his name Satan. He traveled with Akira to kill demons in the past who were attempting to change the future.