The characters of the manga and anime series ''Manga/DNAngel'':

[[caption-width-right:350:Daisuke and Dark]]
!Daisuke Niwa
->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino (JP), Kevin Corn (EN)
%%* {{Adorkable}}
%%* AllergicToLove
%%* AnimeHair
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* [[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]
* CannotSpitItOut: He cannot tell [[spoiler:Riku]] that he is Dark in fear of getting rejected because in order for him to stop transforming into Dark, [[spoiler:Riku]] needs to love all of Daisuke, which means both Daisuke ''and'' Dark -- [[spoiler:who Riku absolutely... ''hates''.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Dude can jump over a gate ''several times his height'' thanks to the training his family put him through.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Satoshi and Keiji anyone?
* HeroicBSOD: At the end of the Ice and Snow arc of the anime, due to [[spoiler: having to leave Freedert behind to die.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Dark, Satoshi, and Takeshi.
%%* HopelessSuitor: For Risa.
* IdenticalGrandson: Daisuke looks a lot like his grandfather did in his youth, enough to cause at least one person [[spoiler: (the spirit of a girl Daiki befriended when he was Daisuke's age)]] to mistake him for the former.
%%* NiceGuy
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He's been trained as a thief his whole life, after all, and when he's not being a [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy Guy]] it really, really shows. He impressed even Dark at least once and even [[BrainySpecs Satoshi]] [[LampshadeHanging mentions this]].
%%* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Middle School Student]]
%%* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]
%%* SecondLove: [[spoiler:Riku.]]
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Considering Dark's always telling him "I am you," it isn't too much of a surprise that [[spoiler:in the ending chapters of Stage 4 during the dance, Daisuke's and Dark's emotions seem to be getting melded together, and Daisuke is having trouble figuring out just ''who'' is dancing with Risa and just ''who'' is feeling these things for her. This is an interesting case, considering just how independent from each other the two are generally portrayed.]]
* SexierAlterEgo - In the eyes of most of the girls in the strip, Daisuke is cute but Dark is superstar level hot. Riku is the notable exception who prefers Daisuke.
* SuperpoweredAlterEgo - As Dark

!Dark Mousy
->Voiced by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP), Creator/VicMignogna (EN)
%%* AccidentalPervert
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted with Riku, played straight with Risa and the rest of the girls
* BigBrotherMentor: Somewhat fills this role towards Daisuke, as he sometimes (though not always) gives Daisuke advice on his problems, and, as their relationship grows closer and improves, he loves to tease and mess with Daisuke as any older brother would. Their brotherly relationship is one of the main focuses of the series.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* ChickMagnet
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* DarkIsNotEvil
%%* [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Magical Boy]] Yup, real [[IncrediblyLamePun Dark]].
%%* MrFanservice
%%* GentlemanThief
* GreenEyedMonster: In the manga, Dark is at times envious that Daisuke is the object of Riku's affections.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Daisuke.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LoveHurts:
** '''Oh so much.''' Dark's love interest (in the manga) Riku totally hates Dark's guts, [[spoiler:and Dark lets down his second love interest Risa because he knows he can't be with her.]] Because Dark disappears whenever his Niwa host falls in love and their love interest reciprocates, Dark suffers whenever he falls in love because he can never stay.
** [[spoiler:Daisuke's grandfather Daiki reveals to Kousuke that while he was Daisuke's age, Daiki and Dark were both in love the same girl (who eventually becomes Daisuke's grandmother), but she chose Daiki over him, causing Dark to disappear.]]
%%* PhantomThief
* SecondLove: [[spoiler:In later chapters in the manga, Dark begins reciprocating Risa's feelings for him.]]
%%* StationaryWings
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]]
%%* WingedHumanoid
%%* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Risa Harada
->Voiced by: Creator/MasumiAsano (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)
[[caption-width-right:350:Riku and Risa]]
%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
%%* [[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]
* CharacterDevelopment: She becomes more sensitive and less childish as the series progresses. Unfortunately, this doesn't change the fans' view on her.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* DoggedNiceGirl
%%* {{Fangirl}}: For Dark.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: [[SubvertedTrope Not]] [[LethalChef this one.]]
* GenkiGirl: Is mildly more hyperactive in the manga.
* HairDecorations: Always wears a hair ribbon.
* HopelessSuitor: For Dark. [[spoiler:However, in the manga, Dark begins to [[SecondLove reciprocate her feelings]].]]
%%* LovableAlphaBitch: At school.
* IdenticalGranddaughter: [[spoiler:Part of the reason why Dark was attracted to her.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: The first part of the series involves her unintentionally breaking Daisuke's heart. She's learning to be more aware of other people's feelings.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Risa falls in love with Dark, Daisuke's alter ego, while only seeing Daisuke as a friend.
%%* NiceGirl
* ObliviousToLove: She had ''no'' idea that Daisuke had a crush on her. It certainly doesn't help that she declared themselves JustFriends when he was about confess his feelings for her.
%%* OppositesAttract: With Satoshi.
%%* PolarOppositeTwins
* PsychicLink: The Harada twins share a strong bond where they can feel what the other twin feels whenever one is in danger.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler:Risa begins to have ''a lot'' of screentime with Satoshi in the manga.]]
%%* SiblingYinYang
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Risa initially develops feelings for Dark because of how "cool" he looks.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Risa's the Girly-Girl.

!Riku Harada
->Voiced by: Sara Nakayama (JP), Creator/HilaryHaag (EN)
* BuxomIsBetter: At the very least her sister thinks so, as the reason Risa wants a hot boyfriend is that Risa mentions that Riku is five ''milimeters'' bigger than her.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the manga, she has matching brown hair and eyes. In the anime, her hair has more of a [[HeroesWantRedheads reddish]] tint to it.
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Is initially insecure of her newfound relationship with Daisuke and fears that she is only a [[ReplacementGoldfish replacement]] for her twin sister Risa, Daisuke's first love.]]
%%* PolarOppositeTwins
* PsychicLink: The Harada twins share a strong bond where they can feel what the other twin feels whenever one is in danger.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:In Volumes 5 and 6, Riku fears that the only reason Daisuke likes her is because of her resemblance to Risa.]]
%%* SiblingYinYang
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: In contrast to her twin sister Risa, Riku develops feelings for [[spoiler:the socially awkward but overall nice guy Daisuke and hates the ever popular ladies' man Dark.]]
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Riku's the Tomboy.
* {{Tsundere}}: Though a much more mild case than the the typical stock archetype.
%%* [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]]
%%* WomenAreWiser

!Satoshi Hiwatari
->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)
* AmbiguouslyBi: It's hinted that he may have feelings for Risa, and it's equally hinted that he may have romantic feelings for Daisuke. When this is brought up, he doesn't openly confess to anything, though he never denies the accusations either. If anything, he encourages the idea, which has led to the source of much confusion regarding his motives. It has even been stated outright by Dark that Daisuke is the one who causes Satoshi to turn into Krad. Krad himself has also hinted at Satoshi possibly wanting more than a friendship from Daisuke at least once in the anime, and more than twice in the manga. In any case, he at least wants to be close to Daisuke despite the danger of Krad to both of them.
%%* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* BrainySpecs
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Given that [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Krad]] tends to take over when Satoshi gets emotional, this is anything but good.
* DroppedGlasses: When this happens to him, it's not a good sign.
* LoveHurts: See above, read the last released chapter, ''[[TearJerker weep]]''.
* IcyBlueEyes: He may seem cold and distant, but that's because he has an evil SplitPersonality that wants to causes pain and destruction.
%%* {{Megane}}
%%* NotAMorningPerson
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that the reason he wears them is to keep Krad at bay.]]
** Averted when he loses his glasses in issue 12 and we see that he's actually pretty near sighted. Daisuke actually offers to dive into a rapidly moving river and risk death looking for them but Satoshi assures him that they can manage without them since he was given similar training to Daisuke as a child.
%%* ScaryShinyGlasses
* ShipTease: [[spoiler:In the manga, Satoshi has been getting ''a lot'' of screentime with Risa.]]
%%* StoicSpectacles
%%* TeenGenius
%%* [[spoiler:YourDaysAreNumbered]]: Revealed in Volume 12.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

->Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiKusao (JP), Creator/IllichGuardiola (EN)
[[caption-width-right:350:Krad and Dark]]
%%* BigBad
%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* CreepyCoolCrosses
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* EvilCounterpart
* FallenAngel: He's more wicked than traditional angels.
%%* LightIsNotGood
* RapunzelHair: Has a long, thin ponytail in the back. Also that one abysmally long lock of his bangs.
%%* SdrawkcabName
* ShadowArchetype: To Dark, to the point where his color scheme [[WordOfGod is stated to be]] deliberately ironic. [[spoiler:This makes sense, considering they are each a half of the same living artwork, "The Black Wings."]]
* SlasherSmile: When attacking Dark in episode 24 of the anime. And it is ''scary.''
%%* StationaryWings
%%* SupernaturalGoldEyes
%%* WingedHumanoid

->Voiced by: Mariela Ortiz (EN)

* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 9 of the anime, in which he develops a crush on a normal rabbit at a pet store.
* AmbiguousSpecies: It's not clear if he really is supposed to be a rabbit or not. The regular rabbit shown in episode 9 looked much different than him, so it appears he is not really a rabbit. [[spoiler:The anime, at least, implies he's a living artwork like Towa, as he loses energy and turns to stone just like she does.]]
%%* CoolPet
* {{Familiar}}: Functions as this to Dark.
* OffModel: His feet change size depending on what position he's in. They are not as long when he's standing with them as when he's siting down.
* MorphicResonance: He's unable to speak human while transformed into a copy of Daisuke, being only able to make the noises he normally makes.
* RascallyRabbit: He acts as a {{familiar}} to a PhantomThief and his shapeshifting powers are used to trick people. In the anime, he also sometimes engages in minor acts of michief such as tagging along with Daisuke at school by hiding in Daisuke's school bag or eating all the strawberries.
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* {{Shapeshifter}}: Though it appears he has limits. The only thing he's shown shapeshifting into is Dark's wings and a copy of Daisuke.
%%* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Strawberries.

!Mio Hio
->Voiced by: Creator/TaekoKawata (JP), Creator/JessicaBoone (EN)
%%* BareYourMidriff
%%* BackForTheFinale
* FeetFirstIntroduction: By way of stepping out of a car.
%%* GenkiGirl: ''Extremely'' so.
%%* DisappearsIntoLight
%%* GratuitousEnglish
* HairDecorations: A red ribbon headband with a yellow crown accent, and a second red ribbon around part of her bangs. These are replaced with simple white ribbons [[spoiler: during the finale.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Finding she can't bring herself to harm Daisuke, she seals herself in the pendant she was going to use to steal his life away, sacrificing her chance at humanity.]]
* NewTransferStudent: Transfers to Daisuke's school from America.
%%* ObfuscatingStupidity
* PinocchioSyndrome: [[spoiler:She's actually the spirit of a doll, temporarily given a human body by Kei Hiwatari. To stay permanently human, she must sacrifice someone else's life in a ritual involving a pair of cursed charms.]]
* PoirotSpeak: She mixes English words into her speech.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Inverted - She ''never'' wears the school uniform, not even the school swimsuit.
* ShipperOnDeck: She becomes this to [[spoiler:Daisuke and Riku.]]
%%* StalkerWithACrush: To Daisuke.
%%* StepfordSmiler
* ValleyGirl: She speaks like this in the English dub, in place of the PoirotSpeak.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's kind of hard to talk about her without revealing too much.
%%* WomanInWhite: [[spoiler:In the finale.]]