Characters from the manga ''Manga/DogsBulletsAndCarnage'':




!!'''Heine Rammsteiner'''

[[caption-width-right:218:Take our word for it: [[AxCrazy You really don't want to see him smile.]]]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese)

TheProtagonist, [[JigsawPlot more or less.]] Not completely right in the head.

* AnimalMotifs: Black dogs, specifically dobermans.
* AntiHero: While he's a good person deep down, Heine violently cuts down his enemies without hesitation, sometimes leaves his allies in the lurch, and generally acts cold and apathetic. However, he gets enough PetTheDog moments to make him someone worth rooting for(namely going out of his way to rescue Nill from her pimps, despite having no obligation to do so), and even without those, his enemies are ''much'' worse than he is.
* AxCrazy: His Kerberos spine gives him killing urges that are extremely difficult to resist, but even without them, his past has left him so fucked up that he's one annoyance away from going on a rampage, at least before [[CharacterDevelopment he manages to calm down]] over the course of the story.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Badou and Naoto, [[DoesNotLikeWomen oddly enough]].
* BadassLongcoat: Sleeveless, even.
* BattleCouple: He seems to be becoming this with Naoto.
* BerserkButton: Heine really doesn't like it when people try to hurt Nill. He also really doesn't like it when women touch him, though he's ok with it if it's Nill, and later, if it's Naoto. And if, for some reason, you find yourself holding one of Heine's guns, ''don't fire it''.
* TheBerserker: Heine's personal brand of AxCrazy involves doing this at the drop of a hat. His SuperPoweredEvilSide is even better at it than he is.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Nill.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Giovanni's Cain.
* ChainPain: Heine likes to tangle {{mooks}} up in the chain connected to the grip of his Mauser C96.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of the story, he learns to open up about his past and put his trust in others more. He even becomes a mostly-decent human being, and he no longer goes apeshit when women touch him, especially if the woman in question is Nill or Naoto.
* ChildSoldier: What he was bred to be. While he escaped before he actually began to fit the trope, he still took home some horrible mental trauma.
* CoolGuns: This guy uses two awesome guns: a white [[ Mauser C96]] connected to his belt by a nifty chain, and a black P08, or as it's better known, [[ Luger.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Long story short, he was created in a lab and then physically and psychologically tortured before being forced to kill his friends.
* DeadpanSnarker: Usually at Badou's expense, although he snarks at quite a few other people too. Like this exchange when Badou is complaining about getting offered adultery investigation and dog searching instead of their usual work.
-->'''Badou''': These [jobs] aren't any different from the ones ''I'' get!
-->'''Heine''': Then they're perfect for you.
* DeathGlare: In addition to all the ones he gives to people connected to his past, he gives an awesome one to Badou for commenting on how rare it is for Heine to be seen with a woman.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: He was strangely disappointed by Naoto's comment that being slashed by her sword probably won't kill him.]]
* DefrostingIceKing: Towards most women, but especially Naoto.
* DesignerBabies: He and all the other Kerberos spines are test-tube babies.
* DissonantSerenity: Unless someone presses his BerserkButton, he's disturbingly calm whilst other people are getting killed. In fact, combat with anyone unrelated to his past is one of the few times when he seems genuinely at peace.
* DoomMagnet: Being the possessor of the "Master" spine, he is constantly sought after by Einstürzen's men.
* TheDreaded: To Marcel Calcerino and his gang. Exemplified [[ here]] and [[ here.]]
* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler: [[EvilAlbino Evil Heine]] says "hi."]]
* EverybodysDeadDave: [[spoiler: Even worse, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it's partially his fault.]]]]
* EvilAlbino: Well, not exactly evil, but extremely AxCrazy and more than a little apathetic.
* FangsAreEvil: He has 'em. If you see them, he probably about to use them. [[ManBitesMan On]] ''[[ManBitesMan YOU.]]''
* FlashbackNightmare: Heine gets something like this when females touch him.
* {{Foil}}: To his brother, [[EvilCounterpart Giovanni]]. Also of sorts to Magato. A violent, clearly unhinged superhuman who killed his beloved younger sister by accident and regrets it vs a violent, clearly unhinged human with superhuman skills who's trying to kill his "beloved" younger sister because… he's violent and clearly unhinged.
* GunsAkimbo: Despite wielding two guns, he tends to use his Mauser C96 far more often than his Luger, and he mainly uses the latter only when the former is busy.
* HarmfulToMinors: His childhood. It's a wonder he doesn't just go on a killing spree.
* HatesBeingTouched: If you're a woman and your name isn't Nill or Naoto, for the love of god [[BerserkButton don't touch him]].
* HeManWomanHater: Heine has [[FlashbackNightmare some issues]] [[AbusiveParents regarding]] [[OrphanageOfFear women]].
** We eventually learn why: Einstürzen noticed Heine's exceptional abilities and wanted to experiment on him and attach the "Master" spine to his body. Heine accepts under the hope that with it, he'll be stronger and better able to help his friends escape. Unfortunately, once the spine begins to successfully fuse to his body, Einstürzen decides that she doesn't need the other test subjects anymore and has them kill each other. [[TraumaCongaLine Heine escapes the "Master" process early but not soon enough to stop himself from disemboweling Lily while under control of the Spine.]]
* HeroicAlbino: As part of his CharacterDevelopment, Heine has slowly been changing into a straighter version of this. He's still AxCrazy, but he's become much more selfless and altruistic.
* HeroicNeutral: He mostly wants to be left alone. He leaves this trope behind when Einstürzen's organization becomes more central to the plot, as he has [[ItsPersonal personal beef]] with them.
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler: [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, you read that correctly.]] In chapter 72, thanks to Naoto, whom Einstürzen briefly takes control of, Heine ends up with a stab wound straight through his gut since Naoto's sword is specially made of a material meant for dealing with Kerberos spines. It takes him almost a day to heal from it, and he was bedridden for a while.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Badou.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler: When Naoto was possessed by Einstürzen and made to try to kill Heine, Heine lost the fight badly because he refused to hurt her and only tried to bring her back to her senses. It ended up working as he was able to stall long enough for [[BigDamnHeroes Badou to show up and rescue them both]], and it was a great moment of ShipTease.]]
* IconicItem: His collar and his guns.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Admit it, you want Heine's awesome coat.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's slowly become this. He looks out for his friends, and he's even grown an altruistic streak.
* {{Jerkass}}: He started off cold and apathetic, and even hung up on Badou when the latter was calling him to ask for some much needed help.
* LightningBruiser: He's a skinny guy but HOLY SHIT IS HE STRONG WHEN HE WANTS TO BE.
* ManBitesMan: Marcel Calcerino has Heine's arms tied up and then shoots him with his own guns, so Heine bites his cheek and tears it off.
* MarkOfTheBeast: The Kerberos spine.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: If there's a problem, Heine will do his very best to solve it with as many bullets as he believes necessary.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: Heine inadvertently caused the deaths of all his friends / family before escaping the organization. He truly regrets accepting Einstürzen's offer.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: The only reason he accepted at all was to save them.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Nothing short of a bullet to the head will take him down.
** [[spoiler: We can now add Naoto's sword to the list of "Things That Will Take Heine Down."]]
* OneManArmy: Heine routinely takes dozens of enemies and emerges victorious every time.
* OrphanageOfFear: [[spoiler: The kindergarten where all the people with Kerberos spines start out.]]
* PetTheDog:
** His BigBrotherInstinct towards Nill.
** He's also quite nice to Naoto, and he even tries to cheer her up after her second HeroicBSOD. The fact that at one point, ''he'' reached out to ''her'' to try to bring her back from [[BrainwashedAndCrazy being possessed by Einstürzen]], and even resists the influence of his spine when it tries to force him to kill her, says a lot about how much he cares for her.
* PopCulturedBadass: Mentions Film/RequiemForADream as a real tearjerker when Badou complains about people shooting each other rather than staying home and watching movies.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Evil is [[AntiHero an overstatement]] but he often wears red and black and [[AxCrazy he's definitely one of the most violent people in the series]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As if we needed any more clues that this guy's a piece of work.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:He tries it. [[BodySurf Doesn't work]].]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: He says this about Naoto. It's true for the moment, but they way things are going, it won't be for long.
* ShipTease: He seems to be hanging around Naoto a lot these days...
* SlasherSmile: He actually gets these surprisingly rarely, as he's usually too busy [[TheBerserker going apeshit]] to smile.
* SociopathicHero: Subverted. He's just horribly messed up, and though he enjoys killing, he'll only kill someone who picks a fight with him first, and innocents are totally out of the question.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Heine or Haine? Official translations and WordOfGod go with Heine.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler:He, Ernst, Giovanni, and the Director all share similar facial structures.]]
* SuperStrength: Strong enough to break free of enforced restraints, and explicitly states that his strength is amplified.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: His Kerberos spine manifests as one of these.
* ThemeNaming: His name is one to Music/{{Rammstein}}.
* ThisIsGoingToSuck: His reaction to seeing Luki and Noki in Volume 7 is a simple, "not you guys..."
** His first, non-verbal reaction to seeing them at the church is way better.
* TranquilFury: Heine is almost always angry, though he rarely looks it.
* TraumaCongaLine: The scary part? It's heavily implied that Heine actually got off ''EASY'' compared to [[TheUnfavorite Giovanni]].
* TroubledButCute
* UnscrupulousHero: In any other setting he would be more of a PragmaticHero, but the setting of ''Dogs'' is utterly shitty and for some reason, a lot of people feel the need to provoke him into carrying out the murderous urges his spine gives him.
* UnskilledButStrong: Heine has [[LightningBruiser ridiculous brute strength, incredible speed and reflexes, and an immortal body]]. However, as Magato points out, thanks to this, his skills are rather unpolished. In fights against legions of {{mooks}}, where he can just dodge around and regenerate, he's a monster, but against a single skilled foe, he's much less effective.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Mauser C-96 connected to his belt by a chain, and a Luger P08. And he ''will'' fuck you up if you [[BerserkButton touch them]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: His Kerberos spine, the source of his inhuman regeneration, is also the source of of his homicidal urges.


!!'''Badou Nails'''

[[caption-width-right:218:Whatever you do, do ''not'' take away this man's cigarettes.]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese)

A private investigator slash occasional hired gun who sometimes teams up with Heine. He loves his ciggies something good and works a day job at a convenience store. He's missing an {{eye|patchOfPower}}.
* BadassNormal
* BarbarianLongHair: When all the bets are off... yeah, a very pretty barbarian.
* BerserkButton: PlayedForLaughs when he runs out of tobacco. A much more serious example is anything that involves his disappeared brother or his brother's [[TheOphelia psychologically fragile]] fiancee.
* TheBerserker: When he doesn't have his nicotine fix.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards his brother Dave's fiancee, Daniella. [[TheOphelia She lost it]] after Dave disappeared and messing with her is something Badou will ''not'' stand for. In fact, when he and Beltheim had each other in a MexicanStandoff, he listened to everything the latter said in silent anger, but the moment Beltheim brought up Daniella, Badou pulled the trigger.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Pulling the possessed Naoto off of Heine and removing her sword before it could make it to his spinal cord in 72.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: The effect is ruined somewhat by his missing eye, but Badou is still quite pretty.
* BlunderCorrectingImpulse: After watching Nill try and fail to fix Naoto's jacket, he takes over and does the job for her with surprising speed and skill.
* ButtMonkey: Honestly, nobody gives Badou a break, not even the universe in general.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Badou is a textbook example of this trope. He's an idiot, he's a coward, he'd rather run like hell away from you than actually stand up to you... until you [[BerserkButton take his cigarettes away]]. At that point the MAC-10s come out and your best course of action is to get the hell out of range, and fast.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was stabbed in the eye while on a case and his brother was brutally killed.[[spoiler:.. and possibly made into one of Einstürzen's GasMaskMooks.]]
* EyepatchOfPower
* GunsAkimbo: He does this with Ingram Mac-10s whenever he goes berserk. When he just fights normally, though, he uses a single handgun.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: A bit. Still has nothing on Heine, though.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Heine.
* IconicItem: His eyepatch and cigarettes.
* KnightInSourArmor: The guy is operating under no delusions about how cruel and unforgiving the world is, and he's not above doing illegal jobs to put food on the table, but he puts his foot down when illegal becomes immoral. In fact, the first chapter of ''Bullets & Carnage'' has him and Heine taking down a child-slavery/prostitution ring, knowing that it probably won't accomplish much in the long run, but doing it anyway because it's the right thing to do.
* KnowledgeBroker: As a result, he's often MrExposition.
* TheLancer
* LaughingMad: Whenever he finds himself with a gun or two in his hands and without a cig in his mouth.
* LetsGetDangerous: Essentially what happens when [[BerserkButton he runs out of cigarettes]].
* MenCantKeepHouse: Averted. His '' brother'' couldn't. Badou, however, is so good at household chores that he shocked Heine, Nill, and Naoto into speechlessness.
* MoodSwinger: Thanks to his cigarettes. It's often SugarWiki/{{funny|Moments}}.
* MustHaveNicotine: He's generally a somewhat useless and good-humoured one-eyed chain-smoking PI with bad luck, but when deprived of a smoke for about three minutes at a time he goes AxCrazy and becomes completely unstoppable in search of a smoke/punishing the reason he doesn't have a smoke. Several antagonists deny his last request for a puff and never do anything ever again. He takes this problem of his in stride. So do all his friends, except when he trashes their bar. It seems to be viewed in-universe as a sort of (kind of stupid) special ability, and is played for drama and comedy at the same time.
* PluckyComicRelief: His perpetually bad luck is one of the few sources of humour in this manga.
* RealMenWearPink: He can sew and do housework. Heine, Naoto, and Nill [[DidntSeeThatComing are all impressed]] that [[ButtMonkey he's actually useful at something]].
* RefugeInAudacity: Who throws desks at people to escape? Badou does.
* ScarsAreForever: Badou has scars on both his right hand and right eye (underneath the eyepatch). [[spoiler:These are implied to have something to do with his older brother, but little more than a very brief, bloody flashback has been shown so far to explain the wounds.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Bizarrely for [=Heine/Naoto=]. He shipped them even before they started getting ShipTease.
* SmokingIsCool: A trait he picked up from his brother, whom he idolized.
* ThemeNaming: Nine Inch Nails.
* UnfriendlyFire: He's on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Mihai's gun and Beltheim's mind control.
* WeaponOfChoice: Subverted. At first it seems like he prefers Ingram Mac-10s, but it really was just coincidence that he always ended up with them, and he actually prefers a single Glock. In fact, the second time he picks up a Mac-10, he even asks why he has to use them:
-->'''Badou:''' "And what... do you expect me to do with these? Again with the Ingrams?"
* WeirdnessMagnet
* WouldNotHurtAChild: Downplayed, given how he was up against Luki and Noki. He lured Noki in front of a massive blade which shot forward and cut her arm off, despite knowing that there was a good chance it would have killed her. However, he refused to just abandon her unconscious body and carried it with him, even when the extra weight slowed him down when he ''really'' needed to stay quick on his feet.


!!'''Naoto Fuyumine'''

[[caption-width-right:218:Nobody will ever [[LadyOfWar kick ass as gracefully as her]].]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIto (Japanese)

A swordswoman wandering the city trying to find information on her parents' killer. "Naoto Fuyumine" is not her birth name.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: We see how sharp in chapter 71.
* ActionGirl: Easily capable of fighting on the same level as Heine.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She may have short hair but she's got the cool demeanor down pat.
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:She's a clone, created for BodySurf.]]
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: While possessed by Einstürzen.]]
* BadassNormal: A perfectly normal young woman, who happens to be ''very'' capable with a sword and can keep up with Heine with no problem.
* BerserkButton: Mentioning the other "Naoto," and badmouthing the man Fuyumine are a good way to get her riled.
* BigSisterInstinct: She's almost as protective of Nill as Heine is.
* ChekhovsGun: Her sword. [[spoiler:It's specifically made for killing Kerberos spines because that's what Fuyumine's original job was.]]
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:The other Naoto calls her "Double" or "Spare."]]
** [[spoiler:It's even worse. She's actually a perfected clone of Campanella Frühling, the original Naoto and made specifically for Einstürzen to transfer her consciousness into.]]
* CoolBigSis: To Nill.
* DaddysGirl: Despite all that happened, Fuyumine seemed to favor her over Magato.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:As it turns out, she and Magato are also from Einstürzen organization.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She's slowly opening up to people, especially Heine. Magato even lampshades it by asking Mimi if Naota was, "still a little ice queen".
* [[spoiler:DesignerBabies]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: It's on her chest, right between her breasts.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Ultimately what Einstürzen plans for Naoto. Naoto is taken from the organization before it can be attempted the first time and is rescued by Badou during the second attempt.]]
* HeroicBSOD: When she glimpses a pair of eyes she recognizes from her past.
** Naoto seems to be having a lot of these as of late. They're affecting her mind more than her body.
*** HeroicSafeMode
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He's Not My Boyfriend]]: For Heine AND Magato.
* IconicItem: Her katana.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her WeaponOfChoice, a black katana, the same type that her killer used.
** BlackSwordsAreBetter
* KnifeNut: Also carries a few straight knives.
* LadyOfWar: One of the series' most graceful of ass-kickers.
* MeaningfulName: ''Naoto'' means ''"straight knife."'' It's also [[spoiler: the name of her parents' killer.]]
* MindRape: [[spoiler:One of the Einstürzens temporarily turns her into a {{Berserker}}.]]
* MoralityPet: Bizarrely appears to be one for [[AxCrazy Magato]]. On rare occasions he shows something resembling fraternal concern for her.
* MsFanservice: We're treated to many shots of [[XMarksTheHero the scars on her chest]] and [[ShesGotLegs her legs]].
* [[spoiler:PoisonedWeapons: Essentially what her sword is.]]
* {{Pragmatic Hero}}ine: She can be quite ruthless, or even downright brutal, when dealing with criminals.
* PrettyFreeloader: Naoto essentially begins living at the church with Nill while Bishop is away.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She has midnight black hair and pale skin, and is considered quite attractive by several characters.
* {{Revenge}}: The reason she got so good with a sword is because she spent close on a decade training so that she could kill the man who killed her parents.
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* ScarsAreForever: At least 10 years later, the scar on her chest is still VERY vivid.
* ShesGotLegs
* ShowerOfAngst
* ScreamingWoman: During her HeroicBSOD.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: To Heine in the earlier chapters. Though the stalking seems to have dropped off. [[ShipTease The crush may or may not be picking up though.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* [[spoiler:SuperPoweredEvilSide: When Einstürzen takes her over.]]
* TechnicalPacifist
* TokenGoodTeammate: She's the only main character who doesn't think MurderIsTheBestSolution. [[TechnicalPacifist Maiming people's alright though]].
* TokenMinority: The only main character who isn't European (Badou is French, Heine is German, and Mihai is Romanian).
* TragicKeepsake: She keeps Fuyumine's sword, but that doesn't really count as much because she actually inherited it from ''Magato'' and she mainly hangs onto it so she can use it to kill Frühling. What really fits is Fuyumine's coat. Even though it's been years since his death, and even though it doesn't really fit right, she still wears it all the time.
* {{X Marks the Hero}}ine: She has a massive X-shaped scar on her chest, and like Badou, she's one of the more heroic characters in the series.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: The reason she trained with Fuyumine was to one day kill him. Subverted when he is killed by someone else and it turns out he was innocent anyway. She is now looking for their true killer.
*** [[spoiler:Ultimately averted, they weren't her parents.]]
** [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Father Figure]]: Seems to be keeping an eye out for his killer as well.


!!'''Mihai Mihaeroff'''

[[caption-width-right:218:The fact that he lived long enough to stop being {{bishonen}} should tell you how hardcore this guy is.]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese)

A retired assassin and occasional errand runner for the owner of Buon Viaggio. He [[NoSenseOfDirection gets lost]]. [[RunningGag Often.]]
* BadassBystander: He's just an old man, nobody cares about him, nobody's out to get him (at least at first). He still finds himself involved in the series' major conflict because he has the bad luck of always being close to trouble when it happens, and his sense of right and wrong forces him to step in.
* BadassNormal: He has no Kerberos spine, only a lifetime of combat experience to draw on.
* BaguetteBeatdown: He weaponizes restaurant bread at one point. It's about as hilarious as you think it is.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ian, though they both saw each other more as father and son. He also seems to be becoming one of sorts to Badou as well, and eventually to the entire PowerTrio.
* CoolOldGuy: Mihai's not that old, but he's still noticeably older than the PowerTrio.
* {{Determinator}}: He has fought with swords sticking out of his arms, and he did it without a Kerberos spine.
* DynamicEntry: [[ThoseTwoGuys Baran and Zack]], meet the shoe.
* HeroicBystander: He wasn't originally targeted by Einstürzen, but when he sees what they do, he doesn't hesitate to step in. After the first few times, though, they start targetting him specifically.
* HurtingHero: Even though [[SecondLove he's with Kiri now]], he's still hurting over the deaths of his first lover Milena and his surrogate son Ian.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: From guns and swords to plates and bread!
* TheMafia: His former employers.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: It's a reflection of [[CrapsackWorld how crappy the world is]] that all of Mihai's experience has led him to the conclusion that most problems can only be solved by quantities of high-velocity lead.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Is very bothered by the fact that he was unable to stop his student from murdering the woman he loved. He's even MORE bothered by the fact that his student even turned out that way.]]
* NoSenseOfDirection: It takes him hours to find his way back to Buon Viaggio ''each time he goes out''.
** To be fair, it really is easy to get lost in the city if you're not paying attention, and Mihai has become a bit space-y since retirement.
* OedipusComplex: He was on the recieving end of one and an Electra complex, both because of his student strangely enough.
* PapaWolf: For his surrogate son, Ian. Even after everything Ian had done to him, Mihai still [[AssassinOutclassin took out the man trying to kill him]], though Ian died as well.
* ProfessionalKiller: Retired.
* PragmaticHero: He's a good guy, but he knows how the world works and realizes that the only solutions to some problems involve bullets.
* RetiredBadass: A former assassin who has turned his back on the past, but retains his deadly skills.
* SecondLove: More than ten years after the death of his lover Milena, he got involved with her best friend Kiri. It's always possible that they are merely PlatonicLifePartners, but the story drops a lot of hints otherwise.
* TheStoic
* TerribleArtist: It's possibly justified because Mihai was wounded, but when Badou asked him to draw the GasMaskMooks he ran into on the train, this is what he came up with.
* [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger Than He Looks]]: He's somewhere in his late forties/early fifties, but his powerful physique aside, he looks like he's in his seventies.



!!'''Bishop[[spoiler:/Ernst Rammsteiner]]'''

[[caption-width-right:218:PedophilePriest. That's all we have to say about him.]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ToshihikoSeki (Japanese)

The priest of a local church. He serves as a guardian of sorts to Nill and mentor to Heine. Well, he lets Heine keep his guns there.
* BlindSeer: Given how he behaves, Heine wonders whether he's actually blind or not.
* BadassPreacher: Going hand in hand with...
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Because in spite of everything else, he's a...
* HandicappedBadass: He's a MasterSwordsman, despite being blind.
* [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Heine, I Am Your Brother]]]]
* HiddenDepths
* PedophilePriest: For a blind man, he enjoys dressing up Nill a bit too much.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* [[spoiler:MarkOfTheBeast: He also has a Cerebus spine.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He is ''not'' just a weird PedophilePriest.
* PedophilePriest: Played for laughs.
* PragmaticHero
* RapunzelHair
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His name, Ernst Rammsteiner, and the fact that he is a failed Kerberos experiment.]]
* [[spoiler:StrongFamilyResemblance: He, the Director, Heine, and Giovanni all share similar facial structures.]]
* SunglassesAtNight: Justified, in that he's blind.
* WeaponOfChoice: A SwordCane.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:As of chapter 91, [[IAmNotLeftHanded he can see under certain circumstances.]] Then he starts a fight with Naoto.]]
* YouDidntAsk: He does this a lot in regards to what he knows about Einstürzen and her organization as the story goes on. People eventually get sick of this and [[WhatTheHellHero start responding with bullets]].



A winged fourteen year old mute girl who lives in Bishop's church. Just about everyone who sees her agrees that she is the [[{{Moe}} cutest thing ever]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Inspires this in both Heine and Naoto.
* CoolBigSis: Seems to have become one to Luki and Noki.
* CuteMute
* TheCutie: Nill's job is to lighten the tension with the sheer power of her adorableness. [[TheHeart It works]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes[=/=]FootFocus: We are shown her bare feet quite often.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Bishop buys these types of clothes for her. She wouldn't be so bothered about if he wasn't [[PedophilePriest so creepy about it]].
%%* FragileSpeedster: Not a fighter at all, but damn, girlie can run.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A blonde and a nice girl.
* TheHeart: Brings out the best in Heine, Naoto and Badou.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: The common reaction to her, both from fans & characters.
* MoralityPet: To Heine, since she's the only female he's completely okay with touching him.
%%* OnlyOneName
* TokenMiniMoe: Besides Yora and the twins, everyone else is in their early 20s and older.
* WingedHumanoid: Was nearly sold into child prostitution because of her prized white wings. They're too small to work, by the way.


->Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese)

A former prostitute and old friend of Mihai and his lover Milena. She now runs the restaurant Buon Viaggio, and [[SecondLove is in a relationship with Mihai]].
* CoolBigSis: She appears to be one to Mimi.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Retired.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Played with in an odd way: she only got to where she is now by sleeping with men, but she still started up her restaurant on her own nickel.
* NoLastNameGiven
* UnfazedEveryman[=/=]BadassNormal: She's somewhere between the two. She knows how to use a gun, and even saved Mihai's life at some point. She is completely unfazed by gunfights breaking out in her restaurant.



[[caption-width-right:218:It's sad that she's one of the few people in this series who spends most of her time smiling.]]
->Voiced by: Creator/RyokoShiraishi (Japanese)

An info broker who sometimes works with Badou.
* AngerBornOfWorry: When she finally reunites with Badou after th
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Badou.
* CantSpitItOut: This happens to her a lot when it comes to Badou, the most prominent example being after the attack by Einstürzen's Dogs: she bitched at him for putting her in danger and threw him into a headlock, but she really just wanted to tell him how worried she was about him. [[{{Tsundere}} Couldn't do it, though]].
* ChildhoodFriends: With Badou. She apparently knew Badou's brother quite well, which means she was friends with the two of them for quite some time before Dave's disappearance.
* KnowledgeBroker: Though like Badou, she breaks the mold by going out and investigating in addition to the normal KnowledgeBroker fare.
* LuminescentBlush: When Doug calls her out on [[CantSpitItOut not being able]] [[{{Tsundere}} to tell Badou]] [[AngerBornOfWorry that she was worried about him]].
* MsFanservice: She has a tendency to wear borderline {{stripperific}} outfits. Even when she isn't, though, her curves tend to be a lot more emphasized than Naoto's.
* TheNicknamer: She calls Heine "Bleachy".
* {{Tsundere}}: She's normally quite nice, especially to Mihai and Kiri, but around Badou, she turns into either a [[TheGadfly gadfly]] who can't stop mocking him or a {{Jerk|WithAHeartOfGold}} who can't stop hurting him.


!!'''Grandma Liza'''

A short elderly [[HalfHumanHybrid demi-human]] woman who's the head of a gang of more demi-humans.
* AnimalMotifs: Either cats or foxes.
* CatGirl: Possibly.
* CoolOldLady
* HalfHumanHybrid: Mixed with... something.
* LittleBitBeastly
** UnusualEars
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Damn, she's tiny.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: She looks after her people like they're her own children.
* [[spoiler:OffingTheOffspring: She learns that the soldiers in black are formerly kidnapped children for hers and other organizations like hers.]]
** HeroicBSOD: Does NOT take it well.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure[=/=]BenevolentBoss: It's obvious she cares about her subordinates.
** She's also willing give Heine the benefit of the doubt and listen to him when he explains his origins to her.
* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge: She snaps and tries to kill Bishop during her HeroicBSOD, who admittedly does kind of have it coming.]]
* TeamMom: Mostly to her subordinates, though occasionally to the PowerTrio and [[TheCutie Nill]].
** MamaBear: [[spoiler:This actually causes her HeroicBSOD when she realized that instead of protecting her children, she had actually been tricked into killing dozens of them.]]



An old friend of Badou's brother Dave. He is the chief of police under the employ of the Underground Rail System. [[KnightInSourArmour Though cynical and world-weary, he is a hard working and honest man]] who does his duty without hesitation.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's one of the more experienced cops at his station, which is probably one of the reasons he's DaChief. It's also the reason why he's the most badass one of them.
* BadassNormal: He's not at Mihai's level, of course, but he's no pussy. When Einstürzen's men attack the Underground, he immediately mobilizes his men and fights them in the streets. Hell, when one of them tried to charge the cops' formation, Doug rams the edge of his shield into its neck and throws it back.
* BigBrotherMentor: A downplayed example for Badou and Mimi. He doesn't see them all that often, but he looks out for and advises them and it's clear both of them look up to him.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just as Mimi is about to be killed by Magato (and possibly raped first), Doug and a few of his men, who were passing by for whatever reason, interrupt and stop him.
* CoolOldGuy: The only reason he isn't as cool as Mihai is because he isn't an uber-badass ex-hitman. He's a great guy and he seems to be a BigBrotherMentor for Badou and Mimi, and a rarity in mangas like this: an honest cop. In fact, when Einstürzen's men attack the Underground, he doesn't hesitate to mobilize his men and head out to evacuate as many civilians as possible.
* DaChief: He fits both of the subtypes detailed on the trope page: On the one hand, he's quite lax when it comes to regulations and gives his men a lot of freedom because he knows that most of them will do their jobs responsibly. However, when the shit hits the fan, such as when Einstürzen's {{mook}}s attacked the Underground, he smartens up and enforces discipline in his men.
* AFatherToHisMen: He looks out for the cops under his care, and given his experience, he acts as a mentor to the younger ones.
* FriendOnTheForce: Because of this guy, the most trouble Badou gets from the cops is one or two complaints about how much paperwork his antics cause.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Doug is one of the most unambiguously good characters in the series, and he has the authority to actually do something. [[PsychoForHire Magato]] even comments that the cops have been giving him a hard time.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Badou and Mimi -- Badou's somewhere in his early twenties, Mimi is the same age or a little younger, and Doug is at least in his fourties if his appearance is anything to go by. He's also on good terms with Luki and Noki, who are younger than Nill.
* KnightInSourArmour: He's so world-weary that not even [[ChildSoldier child-bounty hunters]] surprise him, but that doesn't stop him from doing the right thing or taking his duties as a police officer seriously, even when it would do wonders for his life expectancy to just walk away.
* LanternJawOfJustice: The first hint you get that he's a good guy is his massive square jaw.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: He and his men make good use of solid metal riot shields when fighting Einstürzen's goons. They were thick enough to deflect gunfire, though a few cops got shot when they got flanked and shot at from the side.
* LuminescentBlush: He gets one when Badou reminds him of how he would always check up on Dave's fiancee.
* ShieldBash: He delivers an epic one to one of Einstürzen's dogs with the edge of his shield.
* NiceGuy: He's probably tied with Nill as the most unambiguously nice character in the series. The only time he even gets angry and raises his voice is to shout at his men to focus while they're in the middle of a firefight. It's later revealed that he's continued to look out for Dave Nails' fiancee, and despite it being heavily implied that he has a crush on her, he never once made a move on his friend's woman.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He doesn't do anything about Badou's antics because he knows Badou would never be dumb enough to kill anyone and would take responsibility for things like property damage.
* ShipperOnDeck: For [=Mimi/Badou=].



A young demi-human boxer who often hangs around Nill. He's a member of Liza's gang.
* BadassAdorable: Fought in the Underground Massacre to defend Liza's territory and survived.
* CuteBruiser: He's learning to box.
* HornedHumanoid: One horn, to be specific.
* MoralityPet: One of several to [[TeamMom Liza]].
** TheHeart: Tries to calm her down when she goes into an [[OffingTheOffspring understandable]] HeroicBSOD.
* PuppyLove: He has a crush on Nill.

!'''Einstürzen's Organization'''


!!'''Angelika Einstürzen'''

A MadScientist working for an as of yet unnamed underground organization. [[spoiler:Giovanni and Heine occasionally call her [[EvilMatriarch "Mother."]]]]
* AbusiveParents: To the Cerebus spine children, many of whom are possibly her actual children. She makes them fight huge monstrosities to earn her fleeting love.
* [[spoiler:TheAssimilator[=/=]AssimilationPlot: Apparently this is her endgame. She absorbs corpses and tries to get one of the Twins before [[WouldntHurtAChild Badou rescues her.]] Neubauten actually finds it hilarious.]]
* AxCrazy: She has yet to pick up an actual weapon but someone who smiles while people are getting mauled barehanded is not right in the head.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: The original body is killed (or at least one of them is) by Heine. Another body walks up and keep talking to Heine and Magato as if nothing happened.]]
* [[spoiler:BodySurf: She has a Kerberos spine too, but instead of healing, she can just transfer her consciousness into another body. After Heine shoots the first one to death, her next body is Lily.]]
* TheChessmaster
* DissonantSerenity: Smiles and hugs Heine gently all the while telling him to brutally massacre a hulking man beast.
* TheDreaded: Many people in-universe are terrified of her. Those that aren't want her KilledOffForReal.
* EvilGenius
* [[spoiler:EvilGloating: She does this in 72 when Heine gets stabbed and Naoto is trying to resist her control, the smug bitch.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilMatriarch: Considering Heine and co. are test-tube children, it's entirely possible that they really were made from her eggs.]]
** [[spoiler:At least one of the HiveMind is the mother of [[CreepyTwins Luki and Noki]]. They are TERRIFIED of her.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Angelika Einstürzen is always unfailingly polite, even if she's talking to people who want to kill her. Hell, when she first makes an appearance in the manga, she comes across as [[TeamMom slightly matronly]], if a little [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} weird]]. This does not for a second change the fact that she's a cruel and sociopathic MadScientist who takes pleasure only in pain.
* ForScience
* FormFittingWardrobe: Her white dresses are quite tight until they hit mid-thigh or so. Somehow, [[UncannyValley it just makes her creepier]].
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Actually [[AvertedTrope she can't]] but she's made preparations for [[HiveMind that]] [[BodySurf inevitability]] [[GrandTheftMe too]].
* HiveMind: There are at least a dozen other Einstürzens working in her organization. All of them look relatively similar and are modified to share experiences and memories when one dies.
* HotScientist
* [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination: For starters, it turns out that that original Einstürzen survived Heine's assault and put her remains in a test tube to preserve herself. When Heine, Giovanni and Badou accidentally let her out while trying to kill her in chapter 90, she absorbs several downed corpses of her clones and her {{Giant Mook}}s to reform as a mostly complete version of herself… [[CombatTentacles that has tentacles]] that will [[TheAssimilator absorb anything they touch.]]]]
* {{Jerkass}}: She's evil. This can not be overstated.
* KnightOfCerebus: While the series is fairly serious throughout, whenever she shows it gets downright terrifying.
* LackOfEmpathy
* MadDoctor
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBitch
* MotherlyScientist: A villainous, {{Yandere}}sque take on the trope.
* OrphanageOfFear: She runs the facility where the Kerberos Spines were created and tested on children.
* RapunzelHair
* RedRightHand: She has six fingers on both hands.
* ShoutOut: To Music/EinsturzendeNeubauten.
* TheSociopath
* ThemeNaming: She and her opposite number are named after the German band Music/EinsturzendeNeubauten.
* WomanInWhite
* {{Yandere}}: She showers those who do well against her creations with affection, though she's rather callous to those who don't but still have the nerve to survive.


!!'''Giovanni Rammsteiner'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruNakahara (Japanese)

Heine's [[CainAndAbel brother.]] '''REALLY''' loves messing with his head.
* ArchEnemy: Subverted. At first it looks like Heine really hates Giovanni, but his animosity to his brother only really lasts as long as Giovanni stands in his way. In fact, after putting a bullet through Giovanni's skull, Heine looks almost melancholic as he whispers, "There... now you can sleep for good, Giovanni."
* BadassInANiceSuit: He is always wearing a suit, regardless of what he's doing.
* [[spoiler:BoundAndGagged: After being captured by the Director.]]
* CainAndAbel
* [[spoiler:TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: He tried to get Arthur to stop looking for an escape from the crazy place.]]
* CoolShades[=/=]SunglassesAtNight
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: Is being controlled by Herbst as of recent chapters, with the implication that he may die soon.]]
* [[spoiler:DesignerBabies]]
* [[spoiler:EverybodysDeadDave: Survives the Kerberos massacre, along with Heine.]]
* EvilAlbino
* EvilCounterpart: To Heine.
* GunsAkimbo: He ''is'' Heine's brother, after all...
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: "Love" is a bit much, but he enjoys watching Heine rage.
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia: The price of his improved healing is his memories. Possibly why he wants to settle things with Heine.]]
* [[spoiler:TheLoad: He was the least violent of the Kerberos test subjects and it showed.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: He likes to see Heine go berserk, so he has a tendency to bring Lily up often.
* MarkOfTheBeast: He also has a Kerberos spine.
* NighInvulnerable
* [[spoiler:OhCrap: When Neubauten shrugs off several headshots and Giovanni realizes that he's standing way too close to said Neubauten.]]
** [[spoiler:PunchPunchPunchUhOh]]
* [[spoiler:OnlyAFleshWound: The first Kerberos spine subject in-comic to shrug off a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]]. [[DidntSeeThatComing Heine's face]] said it all.]]
* OrphanageOfFear
* [[spoiler:OutGambitted: By Neubauten.]]
* PeekABangs: When he was younger.
* PowerAtAPrice: Giovanni can regenerate from headshots, something that Heine can't do. However, it's revealed that it was because he was given an "upgrade" that allows him to regenerate from extensive brain damage at the cost of his memories. In other words, he's been given an immortal body only to die mentally.
* [[spoiler:ShrinkingViolet: As a kid. [[UsedToBeASweetKid Go figure]].]]
* [[spoiler:StrongFamilyResemblance: He, Ernst, Heine, and the Director all share similar facial structures.]]
* TheUnfavorite
* [[spoiler:UsedToBeASweetKid: To the point of being {{adorkable}}. Too bad [[EvilMatriarch Einstürzen]] didn't appreciate this.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Giovanni can always be seen using a pair of [[ Walther P38's.]]

[[folder:The Hardcore Twins]]

!!'''Luki and Noki'''

[[caption-width-right:218:Aren't they the cutest psychotic killers you've ever seen?[[labelnote:*]] Luki's the one on top, Noki's the one on the bottom[[/labelnote]]]]

Two young twin girls who are always together and work as bounty hunters. They are under Frühling's care and apparently part of Einstürzen's organization. It's heavily implied that they are Siamese twins who were conjoined at the shoulder before they were forcibly separated by Einstürzen.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Luki's first swords can cut through almost anything because there's just so much weight behind them. The claws she gets later are just plain sharp, however.
* AchillesHeel: Their cybernetic arms are powerful and more than capable of handling the massive weight (and recoil, in Noki's case) of their weapons, but they're not very well armoured, and unlike the rest of their bodies, they won't regenerate.
* AdorableEvilMinions
* AmbiguousInnocence: The twins are probably the most innocent little children you could ever find in [[CrapsackWorld this series]]. They're so innocent, in fact, that they don't know killing is wrong, so they have no problems with it.
* AmmunitionBackpack: Noki's [[GatlingGood third gun]] comes with one of these.
* ArmCannon: Noki's left arm was removed and she fitted with a cybernetic shoulder so that she can mount weapons, namely guns:
** {{BFG}}: Her first weapon was a [[ machinegun the size of a small artillery piece.]] Her second weapon, which appears to be [[ a scaled up medium machine gun]] with an underslung grenade launcher, is a bit smaller. Just a bit.
** GatlingGood: When she and her sister reappear in Chapter 82, she's switched out her {{BFG}}s for a smaller but much cooler [[ gatling cannon,]] complete with a [[AmmunitionBackpack back-mounted ammunition drum]] and everything.
* ArtificialLimbs: They were born conjoined at the shoulder, and so both of them only have one real arm. The ones they're missing have been replaced by powerful weapon mounts.
* AxCrazy: They don't know that killing is wrong and treat it like some sort of game. They understand ''what'' killing is and what it means if someone dies, and they don't want to kill any of the people they like ('cause that would mean they aren't around anymore), but the fact remains that if they see a reason to kill someone (a reason which can be and often is "He had a weapon, so he was looking for some fun.") they'll do it.
* BadassAdorable: While neither of them is any match for Heine alone, when fighting together, they're close to unstoppable.
* BadassTransplant: Their arms, which [[HyperspaceArsenal house their weapons]]. As for how those huge guns and blades fit inside those arms, well, [[AWizardDidIt a Scientist did it]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Luki's right arm was also replaced with weaponry, although unlike Noki, she prefers blades:
** {{BFS}}: The weapons she lugged around for most of the series was [[ a massive sword]] with a cluster of knives around it, although after the first one is damaged, the replacement loses the knives.
** PowerFist[=/=]{{Wolverine Claw|s}}: When she reappears in Chapter 82, her {{BFS}} has been replaced by this [[ massive robotic claw]] that comes with an elbo blade and everything.
* BottomlessMagazines: Played straight with Noki's [[{{BFG}} first two guns]]. The second had a small triangular ammo-belt container resembling the cloth containers often seen on M60s and M249s, but it still fired off a lot of lead and she's never seen reloading. Her first gun didn't even ''have'' a magazine, though it's possible all that bulk was actually some sort of internal magazine. It's averted with her third gun, which is clearly fed from a backpack mounted ammunition drum.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: When they return in Chapter 82, it's clear Einstürzen has done... ''something'' to them. [[AbusiveParents Again]].
* {{Bounty Hunter}}s: They do this in their off time when Einstürzen doesn't have anything for them to do, and they mostly do it for pocket money so they can buy food from Kiri's restaurant. Though some of the newer and less experienced cops are shocked, the older veterans just take it in stride, because they're good at what they do, they bring in live criminals too terrified to resist, and [[ChildSoldier child-bounty hunters]] [[CrapsackWorld aren't uncommon in this setting]]. They're even friends with the Doug.
* CatchPhrase: [[CharacterizationMarchesOn In earlier appearances]], they would say "A one! ...and a two!" whenever they whipped out their massive weapons.
* {{Cheerful Child}}ren
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunwomen]]: The twins appear in the prequel book, in the first chapter.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Noki wears pink with black trim and Luki wears black with pink trim.
* {{Creepy Child}}ren: The cheerful way they attack people has shades of this trope, but they don't really fit until they're re-{{brainwashed|AndCrazy}} by Einstürzen.
* CreepyTwins: Downplayed. Their fondness for each other and the extent to which they're in sync with each other can get quite unnerving at times, but they're generally too genuinely cheerful to be all that creepy, and they're usually more adorable than anything.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: The only things ''all'' of their various outfits have in common is the presence of these.
* DesignerBabies: Perhaps unsurprisingly, they're not just twins but rather part of what can only be described as a litter of children. Knowing Einstürzen's track record, though, it would be safe to say they're the only ones left.
* DissonantLaughter: They genuinely love shooting/stabbing things, and like all children doing what they love, they laugh in the cutest manner possible while doing it.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Their first appearance in ''Bullets & Carnage'' has them outrun a speeding car and then land directly in front of it while engaging in [[TwinBanter playful banter]], before they pull out massive weapons and tear the car apart. This immediately tells you what they're like and how dangerous they are.
* FakeArmDisarm: They've had their artificial limbs torn off twice. It's justified, however, in that their arms actually aren't very durable, and unlike the rest of their bodies, they don't regenerate or repair themselves. The fact that these arms and the weapons they carry are massive only makes them a bigger target.
* {{Giggling Villain}}s: They turn into this in Chapter 82. Instead of laughing like children who are enjoying themselves, they just giggle softly [[ with the creepiest expressions seen in this manga on their faces.]]
* [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon Girls with Psycho Weapons]]
* GrotesqueCute: What with being genuinely cheerful children who laugh their way across battlefields as they use massive weapons to shoot and hack at things, they fit this trope to a "T".
* HandHidingSleeves: The twins wear matching coats with oversized sleeves. These sleeves serve two purposes: 1) making them even more adorable than they already are, and 2) hiding the truly monstrous weaponry that they keep stored in their [[BadassTransplant artificial arms.]]
* [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather Heine, We're Your Younger Sisters]]]]
* HeroicBSOD: Luki has one [[spoiler:after one of the Einstürzen clones shows up]].
* HyperspaceArsenal: Where ARE those knives and gun coming from? [[spoiler:See "BadassTransplant."]]
* IdiotHair: Although you can only really see it when they're not wearing hats or hoods.
* {{Killer Rabbit}}s
* KnifeNut: In addition to the {{BFS}}'s installed, Luki's arm can also shoot out knives.
* LightningBruiser: They're quite strong and pack massive weapons, and thanks to their speed and small size, they're hard to hit. They're also just as immortal as Heine is, they they may cross into FragileSpeedster when it comes to getting shot in certain places, as Luki was knocked out after taking a blade through the heart.
* {{Little Miss Badass}}es
* MarkOfTheBeast: More Cerebus spines.
* ModestyShorts: They wear frilly shorts underneath their skirts when they're not wearing tights.
* MoreDakka: Noki's weapons seem to operate on this principle: even her first gun, which looks like an anti-tank gun, is a machine gun, and we shouldn't have to say anything about her [[GatlingGood gatling cannon]].
* NiceHat[=/=]InTheHood: They wear cute hats with floppy bunny ears in most of their appearances, though they switch the hats out for bunny-eared hoods in Volume 7.
* NighInvulnerable: Heine ''quickly'' tries to [[AttackItsWeakPoint remedy]] [[BoomHeadshot this]], but they're faster than they look and good at coordinating with each other so he never quite manages to pull it off.
* ObliviouslyEvil: They don't seem to understand that killing is wrong. Then again, [[TechnicalPacifist excluding Naoto]], no one else got that memo either.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: They're different in Chapter 82: instead of being their cheerful selves, they're calmer and ''[[CreepyChild much creepier]]''. They don't greet Heine, they're not excited about getting to fight, and Luki finds herself utterly terrified by both Heine and Naoto.
* {{Perky Female Minion}}s
* PrettyInMink: Their first outfits had fir trimming on the hems of their skirts and sleeves.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Some of their outfits include striped tights.
* PunchClockVillain: As much as they enjoy violence, they'll only pull out their weapons when working jobs for Einstürzen or if they see a criminal with a bounty. Otherwise, they're just like normal kids, and Naoto even got used to them after they stayed at the church for only a short while.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Noki, again.
* ThemeTwinNaming
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: After Frühling is driven off by the Mayor's men, Luki and Noki are left behind. They promptly take up residence with Nill at Bishop's church. Heine is ''not'' amused.
* {{Token Mini Moe}}s
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Spaghetti from Buon Viaggio.
* TriggerHappy: Noki. If there's an equivalent for blades, Luki fits in that.
* TwinBanter: They engage in this all the time.
* {{Tykebomb}}s
* VillainEpisode: ''Dogs: Hardcore Twins'', which was actually released as a one-shot and later included as an extra in Volume 2 of ''Bullets & Carnage''.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Some of their outfits feature striped thigh-high socks, giving them Type A.



!!'''Campanella Frühling'''

[[caption-width-right:218:If you piss this woman off, [[IaijutsuPractitioner you'll be in pieces before you even know what's happening]].]]

A swordswoman who works for Einstürzen. She leads a troupe of helmeted, black-clad NighInvulnerable minions. [[spoiler:Nuki and Loki's apparent guardian.]]

[[spoiler:Recently revealed to be the original Naoto & also the killer of Naoto Fuyumine's parents.]]
* AbsoluteCleavage: Her suit is pretty low cut and it gives us a good view of her cleavage.
* AffablyEvil: Rather polite and formal to [[spoiler:Bishop]], even leaving him her name. She also seems to be rather kind, if professional, towards Luki and Noki.
* [[spoiler:[[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]]: To both Magato and Naoto.]]
** [[spoiler:CainAndAbel: The Cain to Naoto's Abel.]]
* BadassBoast:"Forgive the lack of ceremony but I have to kill anyone who sees us. [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Any last prayers?"]][[spoiler:Bishop escapes and is blind, so technically this is still true.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: She wears a nifty double-breasted pinstriped suit.
* BadassNormal: Assuming she doesn't somehow have a Cerebus spine.
* BoobsOfSteel
* DarkActionGirl
* [[spoiler:GoodScarsEvilScars: Knife scars around her right eye from when she was training with Fuyumine.]]
* IaijutsuPractitioner
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers
* InSeriesNickname: "Fu-sama" by the twins. [[spoiler:Magato calls her "Ane-ue" meaning "honored elder sister."]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The second woman in series to wield one. [[spoiler:The same as Naoto's.]]
* LadyOfWar
* PeekABangs: [[spoiler:They hide the scars Fuyumine gave her.]]
* PetTheDog: When she finds out that Luki and Noki failed in their mission, she... just yelled at them for a bit, really. This is a direct contrast to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy what Einstürzen did]] for a separate failure.
* SexyShirtSwitch: When captured by Winter.
** {{Fanservice}}
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Magato and Naoto Fuyumine]] piss her off.
* ThemeNaming: "Frühling" is German for "Spring," matching "Herbst" ("Autumn") and "Fuyumine" (Winter Peak).
* {{UST}}: Between her and Fuyumine.


!!'''Lichter H. Beltheim'''

[[caption-width-right:218:You can trust that smile. [[BlatantLies Honest]]!]]

A popular orchestra conductor.
* ArchEnemy: [[spoiler:He's behind what happened to Dave Nails, making him one to Badou.]]
* AxCrazy: Smiles while sending a horde of mind-controlled musicians after Badou and Mihai.
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: Is somehow possessing Giovanni as of recent chapters.]]
* EvilGenius: [[spoiler:Times the explosions he's set around the city to go off in time with Giovanni's Black Soldiers and can apparently hypnotize random people he meets in the street to be his mindless slaves.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Introduces himself as a gentleman. He then makes his entire orchestra attack Badou [[spoiler:before revealing himself as the reason Dave is missing]].
* [[spoiler:KnifeNut: He's also responsible for Badou's scars and missing eye.]]
* MindControl: Of an entire orchestra and somehow [[spoiler:he makes Mihai shoot Badou]]. It hasn't been revealed how he's doing this.
** MassHypnosis
* MookMaker: Via mind control.
* RuleOfCool: The reason he swishes his conductor's baton when he controls people. It's absolutely unnecessary and has nothing to do with the actual method of control, but he thinks it looks awesome.
* SomeCallMeTim: Giovanni and Winter call him 'Herbst,' his middle name.
* TheSpock: He says he was this when he was younger. [[spoiler:Specifically, while he was part of the Einstürzen organization.]]
* ThemeNaming: "Herbst" is German for "Autumn," matching "Frühling" ("Spring") and "Fuyumine" (Winter Peak)
* WickedCultured


->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (Japanese)

Heine's younger sister.
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy]]
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: She resurfaces as [[BodySurf Einstürzen's new body]].]]
* CheerfulChild
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* [[spoiler:DesignerBabies]]
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: Einstürzen transfers into her reconstructed body after [[SelfMadeOrphan Heine shoots her to death]].]]
* [[spoiler:[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Girl She Used To Be:]] Thanks, Heine.]]
* MarkOfTheBeast: A Collared girl.
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She is HORRIFIED by her psycho-rages.]]
* TheOphelia
* PosthumousCharacter
* [[spoiler:SuperpoweredEvilSide: Only Heine's was strong enough to stop hers. Eventually having to stop it permanently.]]

[[folder:Lott and Arthur]]

!!'''Lott and Arthur'''

Heine's other brothers.
* AnArmAndALeg
* TheBigGuy: Lott.
* [[spoiler:BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: Lott is the first of Heine's friends to die.]]
* [[spoiler:DesignerBabies]]
* [[spoiler:DoomedByCanon: They only show up in Heine's flashback.]]
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: They're both killed when Lily goes berserk.]]
* GentleGiant: Lott, usually.
* [[spoiler:HeroicWillpower: Arthur is able to resists the collar's commands but unlike Giovanni, is killed anyway.]]
* IDieFree: Arthur doesn't care where he dies, so long as he escapes. [[spoiler:He doesn't.]]
** [[spoiler:TragicDream]]
* MarkOfTheBeast: Collars.
* OrphanageOfFear
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]
* PrettyBoy: Arthur.
* TheQuietOne: Lott.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: They're around just long enough for characterization.]]
* TheSmartGuy: Arthur, who is hatching a plan to escape the OrphanageOfFear.
* ThoseTwoGuys



!!'''Magato Fuyumine'''

[[caption-width-right:218:Even by the standards of this series, [[AxCrazy he's absolutely nuts]].]]

A young man who was trained and raised by Fuyumine alongside Naoto. [[AxCrazy Never get within arms' length of him]].
* AffablyEvil[=/=]FauxAffablyEvil: It's really hard to tell where he falls between these two tropes. At first he appears to be a straight example of FauxAffablyEvil as he's always polite in a clearly psychotic manner, even as he slaughters people. However, it ''isn't'' a put-on. It's genuine. He'll be genuinely polite-- maybe even helpful-- in that psychotic way of his, and he'll keep being polite and helpful up until he decides he wants to kill you.
* AttemptedRape: In ''Stray Dogs Howling in The Night'', when Naoto was still living with Fuyumine, Magato tried to rape her.
** Later, in ''Bullets & Carnage'', he corners Mimi. While nothing is actually said, the way he was holding her was pretty suggestive. Luckily, the cops arrived before he even got started.
* AxCrazy
* BadassNormal: For a degree of "normal."
* BigBrotherMentor: He fancies himself as one to Naoto. [[NoJustNoReaction Naoto does not approve]].
* BloodKnight: There's no benefit to him challenging Heine other than because he wants to.
* BrotherSisterIncest: He seems to be attracted to Naoto. The fact that they're probably not blood siblings doesn't make it any less creepy.
* ChekhovsGunman: He appears in ''Stray Dogs Howling in The Night'' where he is badly wounded when fighting Naoto, and it's implied that there was a good chance the wound would kill him. It's not until midway through Volume 4 of ''Bullets & Carnage'' that he makes a reappearance.
* CombatSadomasochist: Seems to show up whenever he fights Naoto.
* CoveredWithScars
* DepravedBisexual: An associate of his implied this of him offhand in Vol. 7. No word yet on whether or not he was kidding.
* {{Foil}}: To Heine.
* [[spoiler:EnemyMine: Hates Einstürzen more than Heine and tries to attack her whenever he can.]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: To pretty much any female nearby.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnifeNut
* MadeOfIron: After Heine, Badou, and Mihai, Magato is the character mostly likely to catch an injury. And yet every time we see him, he's rarely worse for the wear.
* MeaningfulName: "[[AxCrazy Crooked Knife]]."
* MotorMouth: Magato likes to talk, you see...
* MrExposition: He runs his mouth about what he found out about Naoto's katana and Fuyumine.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: [[FunnyMoments Hilariously]], he tells Heine that he's not good enough for Naoto. Naoto is ''not'' amused.
* NoEscapeButDown: After his aforementioned run-in with Mimi, he escapes from the cops by jumping off the building. Apparently, it was a long drop, but he reappears later no worse for wear.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Although it's more that he understands that people have comfort zones and purposefully invades them for shits and giggles.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Towards Naoto.
* [[spoiler:OrphanageOfFear: He's also from the Einstürzen organization and may be a generation above Heine. Unlike Heine, Magato's mostly normal.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He expresses the sentiment that Naoto is not like Frühling and is unhappy when she's {{mind rape}}d to [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim fight like her]].]]
** The fact that he kept the surname "Fuyumine" could be seen as this. Most people, after emancipating themselves from their parents, change their names. For all his talk of his freedom from Fuyumine, Magato kept the man's name attached to his.
* PhotographicMemory: About killing people.
* ProfessionalKiller
* PsychopathicManchild: He's just so chipper about murder.
* ScarsAreForever: Still has the scar that Naoto gave him when she attacked him for killing Fuyumine.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He killed Fuyumine, the man who raised him.
* VagueAge: Or perhaps, YoungerThanTheyLook. In the prequel, Magato seems noticebly older than Naoto (early 20's vs mid teens) whereas in the series proper, he seems 5 years older at the most.
** [[spoiler:The reason for this is Magato, while still very much younger, is from Frühling's generation at the organization.]]
* WildCard: No one is sure whose side Magato is on. [[spoiler:He seems a bit obsessed with killing Naoto but expresses something resembling fraternal concern [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim when her fighting style becomes inexplicably more cutthroat]]. He also drops his fight with Heine because of the chance that she's in danger. It's implied that the only thing Magato cares about in any intense manner is Naoto but for what reason or purpose, or even if this is a good thing hasn't been explained yet.]]


!!'''Murota Fuyumine[[spoiler:/Winter]]'''
->Voiced by: Koyama Rikiya (Japanese)

A mysterious man who raised Magato and Naoto.
* AntiVillain: [[HeroAntagonist The Villain in Name Only variety]], not that Naoto knew before he died.
** NobleDemon, [[spoiler:while working for Einstürzen.]]
%%* BadassNormal
* [[spoiler:DefectorFromDecadence: He was once an enforcer in Einstürzen's organization and had [[PoisonedWeapons the katana]] to prove it.]]
** [[spoiler:RetiredBadass]]
* HeroAntagonist: To Naoto.
** DesignatedVillain: Self-appointed, even.
* [[spoiler:IHaveYouNowMyPretty: He captures Frühling for the Director and it probably wasn't strictly necessary to strip her down to her shirt and panties.]]
* ILied: About killing Naoto's parents. [[spoiler:And about the people being killed being her parents.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter
** BlackSwordsAreBetter
* MasterSwordsman
* MysteriousParent: To Naoto.
* PetTheDog: Saving the kidnapped demi-human children and raising Magato and Naoto.
** TheFarmerAndTheViper: For all the good it did him with [[SelfMadeOrphan Magato]].
* RelativeButton: He invokes this with Naoto after he killed her parents. As it turns out, he didn't; [[ILied he just told her that]] so that it would give her the strength to keep living, if only to live long enough to kill him first.
* SilentScapegoat: To Naoto, because it gave her a reason to live. [[spoiler:With the reveal that he was, and perhaps still is, in love with Frühling, he may have actually been trying to shift Naoto's hatred away from her.]]
* TheStoic
* ThemeNaming: "Fuyumine" means "winter peak" in Japanese, which matches with "Herbst" and "Frühling," German for "Autumn" and "Spring" respectively.
* TrainingFromHell: Put both Magato and Naoto through this. It worked.
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery: Seems to have resurfaced as an enforcer of Director Neubauten, with all of his arms and legs intact. [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty He also captures Campenella]].]]
* [[spoiler:{{UST}}: Between him and Frühling.]]


!!'''Dave Nails'''

Badou's older brother. Seven years ago, he was a freelance IntrepidReporter who got too close to discovering Einstürzen's opperation and was killed for it by Beltheim, then little more than one of Einstürzen's puppets.
* IntrepidReporter: It got him killed when he got too close to uncovering Einstürzen's opperation.
* TheLostLenore: To his fiancee Daniela. His disappearance [[TheOphelia shattered her mind]], and even though Badou says she's doing much better by the time she's introduced, she still has episodes where she flashes back to before Dave disappears, and even mistakes Badou for his brother.
* MenCantKeepHouse: He and his constant messes are the reason Badou would make such a good housewife.


!!'''Director Zöllner E. Neubauten'''

The Director of the Central Administration Office.
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: He was once affiliated with Einstürzen and apparently continues to conduct similar experiments if his army of werewolves is any indication. That being said, however, Einstürzen's soldiers were sent to just kill innocents indescriminately, and though it is likely that Neubauten sent his men to stop them for less than altruistic reasons, they still endeavoured to minimize civilian casualties. Only time will tell if this sticks.
* AffablyEvil: Assuming he IS evil.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: He opposes Einstürzen but is he ''really'' better?
* [[spoiler:ArchnemesisDad: To Giovanni and possibly Heine.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit
* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate: Formerly with Einstürzen. He's now her SpearCounterpart.]]
* [[spoiler:CurbStompBattle: Giovanni loses badly.]]
* EvilGloating: [[spoiler:He captures Giovanni and feeds him breakfast every morning for essentially this reason.]]
** IShallTauntYou
* [[spoiler:FangsAreEvil: Probably why [[TheStoic he doesn't smile often]].]]
* [[spoiler:HealingFactor: He doesn't just shrug off a headshot, shrugs off ''several'' headshots.]]
* ManInWhite
* [[spoiler:MrExposition: After capturing Giovanni.]]
* [[spoiler:NotSoDifferent: Exemplified in chapter 80 when Angelika sends out her pet giant wolf monsters. As it turns out out, his safety brigade is ''also'' full of mutant {{giant mook}}s.]]
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity:Giovanni tries to take him hostage during Underground Explosion/Massacre. It doesn't work. [[CurbStompBattle Like, at all]].]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's both a former colleague of Einstürzen and another person with a Kerberos spine, specifically the original, the Führer, and is waaay stronger than Giovanni. He's also in league with Ernest.]]
* ShoutOut: To Music/EinsturzendeNeubauten, like Angelika.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Shows one hell of a SlasherSmile when Giovanni shows up.]]
* [[spoiler:StrongFamilyResemblance: He, Ernst, Heine, and Giovanni all share similar facial structures.]]
* [[spoiler:SuperStrength: Giovanni finds out the hard way.]]
* ThemeNaming: He and his opposite number Angelika are named after the German industrial band Music/EinsturzendeNeubauten.


!!'''Hans Bernal'''

The leader of Neubauten's Sixth Special Defence Force Unit.
* TheCavalry: Just as Doug and his men are running out of ammo and are about to be overrun by Einstürzen's attack dogs, Bernal and his unit arrive and they easily turn the tide of battle.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Subverted. At first, he looks like he'll fit this trope, especially given who he works for, but he's actually quite reasonable.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He has been assigned to specifically investigate Einstürzen and her laboratory, but he still counts maintaining the peace and protecting citizens a priority.



A pig man in the underground.
* AnimalMotifs: Sometimes squeals when he's angry.
* ButtMonkey: Especially around the [[FanNickname "Terrible Twosome."]]
* [[spoiler:EnemyMine: With Calcerino. They're plotting to kill Heine.]]
* UngratefulBastard: Heine fights far better than even Naoto to defend Liza's territory from Einstürzen's "dogs" (Naoto was much less effective than him for much of the fight because she couldn't bring herself to kill her enemies, letting them get back up), yet Dominico held Heine completely responsible and acted like he brought the dogs down on the people for his own amusement.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He points out that horrible things tend to happen whenever Heine and Badou are around. And they do. He's wrong about them actually intentionally causing these horrible things, though.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters
* PigMan
* PluckyComicRelief: He starts turning into one before he and his hatred of Heine becomes much more serious after the "dogs'" invasion.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Marcel.
* TheWorfEffect: One of the few characters whose luck seems to be worse than Badou's.


!!'''Marcel Calcerino'''

Head of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Calcerino family]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: When his gang captures Heine, he seems like he's propositioning him.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Threatens Nill when Heine tells him, no, he doesn't want to join his gang.
* BigBadWannabe: In any other setting, he would be the main threat. Here, however, he's a sissy villain whose efforts to kill Heine fail miserably.
* ButtMonkey: He gets part of his mouth ripped off by Heine, Luki and Noki attack him, Badou [[CrowningMomentOfFunny kicks him in the face and throws a desk at his gang]]. When Einstürzen's dogs attacked Stray Dog district, the van he and his men are using gets swarmed by GasMaskMooks, and Heine and Giovanni briefly pause their fight just to comment on how bad his luck is.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Fights in and survives the Underground Explosion/Massacre.
* [[spoiler:EnemyMine: With Dominico. They're plotting to kill Heine.]]
* GlasgowGrin: Heine bit off a part of his cheek past the left edge of his lips.
* TheMafia
* MarkOfShame: Heine bit part of his lips off for [[BerserkButton shooting him with his own weapons]]. It hasn't healed yet.
* PluckyComicRelief: Plucky because he still hasn't given up trying to kill Heine. Comic relief because so far, he's failed every time.
* SissyVillain
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Dominico.
* TheWorfEffect: See Butt Monkey.