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Characters from the anime/manga series ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. When reading these, bear in mind that pretty much all Contractor characters are also {{Stoic}} [[TinMan Tin Men]] with ConditionalPowers and display LackOfEmpathy, while Dolls are all TrueNeutral [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Persons]] verging on {{Empty Shell}}s.

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!The protagonists
A special operations team employed by TheSyndicate.

[[folder: Hei]]
->Voiced by: Creator/HidenobuKiuchi (JP), Creator/JasonLiebrecht (EN)

TheHero (well, for [[AntiHero a given level of "hero"]]), a.k.a. Li Shengshun, a.k.a. Lee Hyeonsik, a.k.a. [[YouAreNumberSix BK-201]], a.k.a. LI-KUN!!! a.k.a. [[RedBaron The Black Reaper]], a.k.a. [[FanNickname Chinese Electric Batman]]. He works for TheSyndicate, doing their dirty work to retrieve items and information related to Hell's Gate. He works undercover as NiceGuy exchange student "Li Shengshun," taking menial jobs [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands wherever the higher-ups need him]], and relying on [[ObfuscatingStupidity his apparent naivety]] to avoid suspicion. He has the Contractor ability to [[ShockAndAwe manipulate electricity]], has [[BadassLongcoat the most awesome coat in the universe]], and is a weapons-grade ChickMagnet to boot.\\
Has an ''incredibly'' DarkAndTroubledPast featuring [[ShellShockedVeteran war]], betrayal, and the disappearance of his younger sister. Bringing it up is generally [[BerserkButton a really bad idea]] and one of the few ways to [[NotSoStoic get a reaction]] [[TheStoic out of him]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Li. He's so adorably inept, clumsy, kindhearted, and naive that you just want to hug him, and nobody would ever suspect he's secretly [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Black Reaper]].
* AmicableExes: Only apparent in the last time he's with Amber. After being hell bent on killing her for most of Season 1, he finally gets to hear her side of the situation and makes peace with her in a very touching CoolDownHug.
* AntiHero: A hitman for TheSyndicate who doesn't really bother to question the morality (or, more often, lack thereof) of his assignments, with no compunctions about [[CombatPragmatist cheating]], killing, or [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique torture]] if he feels it's necessary.
* BadassLongcoat: So badass, in fact, that the coat is bulletproof ''only when he wears it''.
* BadassNormal: [[spoiler:Both before the Heaven's Gate event and in season 2.]]
* BerserkButton:
** Do not talk about his sister, Amber or in fact [[ShellShockedVeteran anything about Heaven's War]].
** And in season 2 [[spoiler:[[LoveInterests anything regarding Yin.]]]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards the aforementioned little sister in the past, and, depending on whether you're wearing ShippingGoggles or not, [[MoralityPet Yin]]. Toward the end of the second season, [[spoiler:he also starts to treat Suou this way.]]
* BigEater: He's both an excellent cook, and known for eating a ridiculous number of servings per meal. Granted, he probably burns a lot of calories due to all the super powered contractor fights he partakes in, but still. Since he's a Contractor, it initially seems that his eating habits are his Remuneration, but it turns out that, ''nope'', he just really likes food.
-->'''Chiaki:''' You are going to get ''so'' fat. Sure, maybe you can get away with it now, but once you hit thirty and your metabolism slows down-- well, if there's any ''justice'' in the world...
* {{Bishonen}}: [[LighterAndSofter First manga]] only. The art is much more stylized than either anime series or the second manga, making him look pretty instead of handsome.
* BreakTheCutie: Heaven's War and most of the interquel OVA.
* BrokenFaceplate: One of the most common and effective ways to show that a foe is to be feared is for them to break Hei's mask.
* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler:Second season. Even after [[DePower losing]] his [[ShockAndAwe electricity-based]] superpowers, Hei still [[MookHorrorShow kicks serious ass]].]]
* ChickMagnet: Boy howdy. Almost every woman he interacts with either falls in love with him or treats him as an honorary family member, be they an EmotionlessGirl, a MagnificentBastard, the FairCop [[FatalAttraction trying to catch him]], or someone whose first sight of him was the (apparent) murder of her father.
%%* ClarkKenting
* CombatPragmatist: Has absolutely no qualms about attacking from ambush, playing dead, using [[ImprovisedWeapon anything handy]] as a weapon, or using supernatural powers in a fistfight, and ''will'' hit girls if he needs to. At one point in the second season, he demonstrated how ''throwing a snowball'' could be used as an effective tactic.
* CoolMask: His mask looks like a cross between [[ComicBook/VForVendetta V's]] mask and [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Billy]] the [[CreepyDoll Puppet's]] face.
* CoverBlowingSuperpower: At one point, he's undercover as a waiter in a restaurant, and a violent, drunk customer tries to walk out without paying and he ends up in the way. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Hilarious]] DeadlyDodging ensues.
* TheCowl: He fits this almost perfectly except for the fact that a lot of his behavior is [[GrayAndGreyMorality far from]] [[AntiHero traditionally heroic]]. A FanNickname [[CounterpartComparison ensued]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Extremely. Start with dead little sister and betrayal by his girlfriend and work up from there: [[spoiler:his little sister became a Contractor and was recruited by TheSyndicate, and he joined as a BadassNormal to [[BigBrotherInstinct try to protect her]]. [[ChildSoldiers They were both in their early teens]]. After a few years of very mixed feelings, guilt, and trauma later, his then-girlfriend Amber (apparently) betrayed him, and his sister disappeared when Heaven's Gate exploded. He basically woke up with her powers, no sign of her, and ''no clue what the hell happened''.]]
* DatingCatwoman: His relationship as Li with Kirihara.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Good luck if you have to [[TrainingFromHell train with him]].
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness:
** Permanently. Because his eyes are black, you can count on one hand the number of times you can tell the pupils from the irises, and they get stylized to dark blue-gray. We never once see light reflecting off them.
** Quite a few contractors display this in the series, to signify how they aren't happy, or anything else regarding emotions for that matter. [[spoiler:Which makes the revelation that Hei isn't properly a Contractor and doesn't have their sociopathy all the more horrible, because he was ''already like that before he got powers''.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Evil is pushing it but Li and Hei sound different.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: MrFanservice to {{Perma Stubble}}d, long-haired "sexy hobo" between seasons. [[spoiler:Then [[HesBack back to normal]] after he gets to a stash of HiddenSupplies in Tokyo.]]
* ExpressiveMask: Very subtly. While his mask's mouth is usually angled upwards in a grin, during serious scenes it's angled downwards (with a little help from the camera) into a much more somber/neutral expression.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Fits the ObfuscatingStupidity version- "Li" often has these, and you know it's Hei when his eyes open and they're cold, [[DullEyesOfUnhappiness blank, and unreflective]].
* FacePalmOfDoom: All the time; it seems to be his preferred method of frying someone.
* TheGadfly: Hei '''does''' have a sense of humor, though you rarely see it. It usually takes the form of playing jokes at at the expense of someone else, such as in episode 3 when Mao got caught by Li's landlady. She contemplated selling Mao to a meat market, which Li seemed to disagree with before adding "...Though [cat meat] might be tasty." Mao was not amused.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Watching Hei's eyes in an episode where he's mostly being Li is highly entertaining, just to see if you can spot the moments where his personality switches. In general, as Li, they're either [[EyesAlwaysShut closed]] or very wide, and narrower the rest of the time. [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/darker%20than%20black%20li/Gackt4life/darker%2520than%2520black/DTBHei-LiTrial.jpg This picture]] gives a pretty good comparison.
* GrapplingHookPistol: Or rather, retractable cables with snap-hooks. Though twice, when he's had to get a cable particularly far away, he used a crossbow.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:He's not quite a Contractor- he has his sister's powers, but normal emotions and no remuneration.]]
* HeroicNeutral: He'd really prefer to just be left alone, but the Syndicate isn't about to let someone so useful get away from them. Consequently, although he usually [[PunchClockVillain just does what he's told]], he's still the group's loose cannon and will occasionally ignore orders entirely.
* HesBack: While he starts off the second season in [[DrowningMySorrows rather bad shape]], by episodes 8 and 9, he's looking and acting more like his old self, [[spoiler:{{depower}} be damned]].
* IconicItem: His BadassLongcoat, WhiteMaskOfDoom, and [[KnifeNut knives]].
* IHaveManyNames: Well, to start with he's Hei, BK-201, and the Black Reaper and uses at least two different aliases (and probably more), not to mention [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname whatever his real name is]], Mayu's... [[FemaleGaze description of him]], and, if you want to get a bit meta, his FanNickname.
* ImmuneToBullets: Thanks to his coat. Subverted when [[spoiler:Huang]] shoots him in the leg when he isn't wearing it and he spends the rest of the episode limping.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: The series never makes it clear if he has romantic feelings for Yin or he's just acting out on his BigBrotherInstinct. [[TakeAThirdOption It could be both.]] The official art of the series heavily leans towards him being in love with her. No confirmation though.
* ImportantHaircut: Once he arrives back in Tokyo in the second season, he does this to illustrate his return to his former self.
* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: His mask seemingly has no eyeholes and just has eyes and mouth seemingly painted on it, making it perfect for concealing his SecretIdentity and adding to his "Black Grim Reaper" persona's mystery.
* {{Jerkass}}: On a bad day. The second season [[TookALevelInJerkass has a very long string of bad days]], though.
* JerkassFacade: The entire Black Reaper personality.
* JustAFleshWound: He doesn't tend to get slowed down much by stuff like a bullet through his leg or a spar of wood a foot long stuck in his shoulder.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Even ''in-universe'' he gets written into {{Slash Fic}}s, or that in a flashback, Amber thought that Hei holding his sister in his arms [[spoiler:while she slept off her Remuneration]] looked "[[SleepCute romantic]]."
* LightningCanDoAnything: Averted most of the time, but given that [[spoiler:the ability underlying this is quantum manipulation of matter]], there are... exceptions. Especially when [[EldritchLocation Hell's Gate]] is involved.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In season 2 [[spoiler:he's willing to kill and [[TortureTechnician torture to death just to find information regarding Yin's location.]] Doesn't help he was only willing to go back to work when he was told that she was still alive.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: The way most of the cast sees him. [[MookHorrorShow Makes sense]].
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: In the finale with Yin.]]
* MeaningfulName: 'Hei' is the Chinese pronunciation of 黒, the character that means 'black' in both Chinese and Japanese.
* MrFanservice: A [[TallDarkAndHandsome very good-looking]] badass with a DarkAndTroubledPast who can qualify for both AllGirlsWantBadBoys and NiceGuy and can be almost ''cute'' when someone gets past his [[SugarAndIcePersonality shell]]? Yeah, there's a reason pretty much [[ChickMagnet every single female he interacts with for any length of time]] ends up crushing on him or treating him as a surrogate family member. Especially since [[SupremeChef he's a really good cook]].
* MookHorrorShow: The Black Reaper ''earned'' that name.
* MuggingTheMonster: Pro tip: if you're going to try to walk out of a restaurant without paying, make sure that the [[{{Adorkable}} cute, clumsy]] waiter you attack for getting in your way isn't a superpowered ninja known and feared throughout the criminal underworld who can [[DeadlyDodging "accidentally" send you careening into furniture]].
* MundaneUtility: He can use his abilities to zap people, crack locks, knock people out, [[spoiler:defibrillate his own heart]]... or fix a TV. (Though [[FridgeBrilliance it might take you a while to realize that's what he did]])
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: While he's undercover. Parodied in the omake.
* NiceGuy: As Li. Even as himself, he's [[TookALevelInJerkass usually]] way nicer than most Contractors, and given [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper the full extent of his abilities]]]], he could be much, ''[[AGodAmI much]]'' worse.
* NotSoStoic: Though he's deeply in denial about most of his feelings, they show through occasionally.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In his Li Shengshun persona. Li isn't ''stupid'' per se, but he's a [[{{Adorkable}} clumsy, naive, and generally harmless dork]]. Well, [[CoverBlowingSuperpower unless you attack him with a broken bottle]].
* OffscreenTeleportation: Once, he managed to disappear from about ten feet in front of Kirihara in the time it took her to put on her glasses, while she was pointing a gun at him and he had a bullet wound in his leg that had him limping badly. And there wasn't anything tall enough to do a BuildingSwing escape in the area, so that possibility is out.
* OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce: Hei doesn't appear to have a [[ConditionalPowers Remuneration]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Hei" is Chinese for "black," and odds are pretty much certain it has nothing to do with his real name.
* OutOfCharacter: In universe, Hei does not behave like a typical contractor. They're supposed to be emotionless, pragmatic, and incapable of empathizing with others. Hei ''does'' have emotions, has a kind side, and is known to act on these feelings without much rationality. This puzzles both ally and foe alike.
* PaperThinDisguise: Played with. When he's on a job, he wears a white mask and a [[spoiler: bullet resistant]] black overcoat. However, it's less of a disguise, more of means to keep witnesses from getting too close a look at him. It works because he moves too fast for anyone to get more than a glimpse of ''The Black Reaper''.
* TheParalyzer: Though he uses the "[[TouchOfDeath walking downed power line]]" attack more often, he's also able to knock someone out with a touch.
* PsychoElectro: Generally an aversion. ''[[BerserkButton Generally]]''.
* PunchClockVillain: See HeroicNeutral.
* RedBaron: The Black Reaper
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:ShockAndAwe is only one manifestation of a more general quantum-manipulation ability that Dr. Schrader mentioned could even be used for SuperEmpowering. When he's in the Gate, he can basically restructure ''everything'' around him.]]
* SecretIdentityIdentity: He has distinctly different personalities as Li, Hei, and the Black Reaper.
* ShellShockedVeteran: While nowhere near as severe as Havock, he still hasn't gotten over Heaven's War.
* ShockAndAwe: Hei can't ''shoot'' lightning, he can merely give off electric discharges, meaning he has to conduct the electricity to the enemy. Enter the [[WeaponOfChoice metallic choke-wire]]. [[spoiler:But he used that even before he could zap people.]]
* SoulFragment: [[spoiler:The source of his powers is what's left of his sister's mind after Heaven's Gate fused them.]]
* StaticStunGun: He uses his electricity power like this at times. In one case he actually pretended to have a taser, because he wasn't disguised at the time.
* StealthHiBye: He's a master at this, to the point of OffscreenTeleportation.
* TheStoic: Borderline StoicWoobie; remember his [[DarkAndTroubledPast traumatic personal history]] and that [[spoiler:he never wanted to be involved in any of this and the only reason he's working for the Syndicate is that they'd kill him if he tried to leave]], and the reason he pretends to be a vicious, emotionless killer becomes a good deal clearer.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Underneath the ObfuscatingStupidity, {{stoic}}ism, and JerkassFacade, Hei is actually the result of a NiceGuy being [[ShellShockedVeteran forced to fight]] [[ChildSoldiers since he was a teenager]], and he's ''very'' protective of his TrueCompanions.
* SuperpowerLottery: A low-key win at first glance; he's got a pretty powerful attack that can also be scaled back for [[StaticStunGun nonlethal takedowns]], and doesn't have to go line up pebbles or anything similarly inconvenient every time he uses it. However, [[spoiler:it turns out he ''really'' hit the jackpot-- his powers are from his sister, so he's got ''no'' remuneration, and under the right circumstances he's an honest-to-god RealityWarper.]]
* SupremeChef: Oddly enough. Presumably it's due to [[BigEater a lot of practice]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: ''Something'' happened between him and Yin in the TimeSkip between the two seasons, and as a consequence for much of the second season he acts like a [[DrowningMySorrows drunken]], violent jerk.
* TouchOfDeath: If he can touch you, he can zap you to death.
* TranquilFury: When he's angry, it's a vicious, cold anger.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: You'd ''think'' that the fact that he was called the Black Reaper when he was just a BadassNormal ChildSoldier would be a tip-off, but apparently a lot of people missed the memo.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles:]] According to Amber, he has the most ''beautiful'' smile. In a HopeSpot in the {{interquel}}, we see that [[http://imgur.com/9tgx68D she has a point]].
%%* VillainProtagonist
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Holds the current page image.
* TheWorfEffect: The {{interquel}}s and second season feature quite a few instances of this, though it makes some sense when you consider that he had the element of surprise in almost every fight he got into in the original series.

[[folder: Yin]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MisatoFukuen (JP), Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)

A doll assigned to Hei's group. A clairvoyant EmotionlessGirl with the ability to project surveillance specters through water, she acts as the group's recon unit.
%%* AntiHero / AntiVillain
* ApocalypseMaiden: In the fourth OVA and second season, it is implied being in the Gate at the end of the first season has made Yin [[spoiler:capable of killing every human and Contractor on the planet, as discussed in the [=OVAs=].]]
* BlindSeer: It's not obvious that she's blind until a flashback from before the appearance of the Gates, since her abilities pretty much perfectly compensate for it.
* BrownNote: [[spoiler:In Season Two, she triggers Contractors to commit suicide.]]
* TheComicallySerious: This is probably the best explanation for why an EmotionlessGirl reciting CrackFic in a CreepyMonotone is [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments so damn funny]].
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler:Puts herself into one to stop her SuperpoweredEvilSide.]]
* CovertPervert: Apparently Kiko introduced her to slash fic.
* EmotionlessGirl: As a Doll, she's supposed to lack emotions. This is eventually {{Subverted}}, since she shows she can express emotions.
* ExtremeDoormat: Since she's a Doll, Yin is obedient, quiet and stoic and supposedly lacks a will of her own. She eventually does develop the ability to think for herself.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Forced into it. [[MindScrew Or something]].]]
* FingerForcedSmile: She uses her fingers to force herself to smile. [[WhenSheSmiles She looks really cute.]]
* FrozenFace: She can't express emotions with her face even if she wants to. She has to use her fingers if she wants to smile.
* HeroicAlbino: Fits with her MeaningfulName, which means silver in Chinese.
* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:In the OVA episodes, Yin wills herself into a coma to control her Izanami side.]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler:Asks Hei to kill her to destroy Izanami. He can't bring himself to.]]
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She is in love with Hei but the series never makes it clear if he has romantic feelings for her or he's just acting out on his BigBrotherInstinct. [[TakeAThirdOption It could be both]]. The official art of the series heavily leans towards him being in love with her. No confirmation though.
* LivingMacguffin: [[spoiler:In the second season.]]
%%* MissionControl
* MoralityChain: Hei cares for her and gets pretty violent whenever someone tries to kidnap her, and losing her between the {{interquel}}s and the second season drove him to [[DrowningMySorrows start drinking]] and [[TookALevelInJerkass act like a complete jerk]].
%%* MysticalWaif
* MysticalWhiteHair: Her silver hair hints at her supernatural nature as a Doll and her powers.
* NotHerself: At one point in the [[{{interquel}} Gaiden [=OVAs=]]], she speaks up out of the blue and starts coldly analyzing the problems with Hei's plan, then suggests another idea. He's rather creeped out, and it only gets worse a minute later when [[spoiler:she says she doesn't remember saying anything]].
* NotSoStoic: She starts crying in one episode and occasionally shows evidence of a crush on [[ChickMagnet Hei]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Yin, which means silver in Chinese, is only a nickname to fit the ColourfulThemeNaming of the group. Her real name is Kirsi and she's Finnish.
%%* PurpleEyes
* TheQuietOne: Don't expect her to talk much.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Silver hair? Check. Reddish eyes? Check. Pale skin? Check. Not quite human? She's a doll, after all. MysticalWaif? Check. Odd emotionless behaviour? Check.
* TheStoic: She always has the same cold expression in her face.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's supposed to be a Doll unable to feel any kind of emotion, but as the series progresses she shows more and more capacity to express human feelings.
%%* SuperPoweredEvilSide
* TearsFromAStone: In one episode, she cries despite being a Doll supposedly incapable of emotions.
* TragicMonster: In the second season, simply by [[spoiler:being alive Yin could end the world. She seems aware of it as despite the world's governments and the Syndicate trying to control her and prevent the end of the world, Yin wants Hei to kill her.]]
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder: Huang]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MasaruIkeda (JP), Creator/JohnSwasey (EN)

Hei's "handler," a Syndicate employee who relays his instructions and acts as backup when necessary.
%%* AntiHero / AntiVillain
* BullyingADragon: "I'm pissed! Guess I better pick up the PersonOfMassDestruction by the front of his shirt and scream in his face!"
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:"Sorry... you've just caught an old man." *[[TakingYouWithMe KABOOM]]* ]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He may be really bigoted against contractors, but he couldn't bring himself to shoot Yin/[[spoiler:Kirsi]], when she started to cry, which a doll normally can't. He also wouldn't hand her to a syndicate member later to be "reset".
* FriendlySniper: Not exactly the cuddliest guy, but he has a good heart and he's definitely far from being a ColdSniper.
%%* {{Gonk}}
* TheHandler: He's the one who relays missions to Hei.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NeverGetsDrunk: Even when he ''[[INeedAFreakingDrink really wants to]]''.
* NobleBigotWithABadge: He used to be a police officer, even.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Huang, which means yellow, fits the color theme of the group, but his actual name (as revealed in episodes showing his past) is Kuno.
* PretendPrejudice: He never stops calling Contractors monsters or insulting Hei, but is ultimately pretty friendly with the rest of his team.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Huang deliberately got into a car chase with Syndicate agents so he could lure them off and ''blow them up'' with a bomb he'd planted in his car]].
%%* TheTeamNormal

[[folder: Mao]]
->Voiced by: Creator/IkuyaSawaki (JP), Creator/KentWilliams (EN)

A body-swapping contractor trapped in a cat's body who helps Hei's group.
%%* AntiHero / AntiVillain
* BodySurf: He has the ability to do this, but only between animals.
* ButtMonkey: The series has a lot of Mao-abuse.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* ADogNamedDog: "Mao" is "cat" in Chinese.
* TheHeart: While it's not obvious given his kind of snarky tone, Mao is one of the nicest Contractor characters and tends to bring out the best in Huang and Hei.
* InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler:Mao is very clear on the point that he's not a squirrel, just a cat temporarily in a squirrel body]].
%%* IntellectualAnimal
* MeaningfulName: "Mao" means "cat" in Chinese and sounds very similar to "meow."
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: His mind is mostly stored on a computer somewhere; without that, he reverts to being a cat.
* MundaneFantastic: Very few of the people he interacts with are particularly surprised by a TalkingAnimal. However, this is probably just due to exposure, since several characters are ''very'' surprised when he starts talking.
* NonIndicativeName: [[spoiler:Mao worked fine when he was in a cat body, but now he's a squirrel...]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:He comes back in the second season]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His original name ([[spoiler:Ricardo]]) isn't revealed until episode 11 of the second season.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: [[spoiler:In the second season, where he now inhabits Suo's pet momonga]].
%%* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Oh yes.
* TalkingAnimal: Well, a human in a cat's body, anyway.
%%* TeamPet
%%* TokenNonhuman
* VoicesAreMental: His voice sounds exactly the same (and disproportionately deep) as a cat, a bird, or [[spoiler:a flying squirrel]], and one character who knew him as a human recognizes him by it.

[[folder: Suō Pavlichenko]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP), Creator/AlisonViktorin (EN)

The {{Deuteragonist}} of Season 2, a half-Japanese, half-Russian schoolgirl. Her father is a scientist studying ME and her brother is a Contractor; her mother is a photographer who moved to Japan eight years ago. She gets pulled into the plot because of attempts to capture her twin and winds up hanging around Hei.
%%* ActionGirl
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Harm [[spoiler:July]] and Suo will show no mercy.
* {{BFG}}: A Russian PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle. [[http://www.antitank.co.uk/images/ptrd-front2.jpg This gun, to be specific.]]
%%* {{Bokukko}}
* ButNotTooForeign: She is half-Russian, half-Japanese. Likely of Ukrainian ancestry, '-enko' is a common ending for Ukrainian family names.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:According to her mother, a copy of the real Suou. According to her father, an OppositeSexClone of Shion. Either way, she's upset about it, and angsts until Hei snaps her out of it.]]
* ColdSniper: [[spoiler:When in "Contractor-mode."]]
%%* DeadAllAlong
* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Her memories are mostly fabricated.]]
%%* GreenEyes
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Like Hei, she has Contractor powers while retaining human emotions/morals. Unlike him though, she does have a Remuneration and temporarily loses those emotions/morals when her powers activate.]]
%%* [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]][[spoiler:: Subverted.]]
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Mayuko, Kiko friends says after she first sees her. Kiko accuses her of being a loli.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: [[spoiler:Or is [[TomatoInTheMirror she]]?]]
* MindControlEyes: When she's particularly upset.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted [[spoiler: and responsible for temporary PowerIncontinence]].
%%* OppositeSexClone
* PrecociousCrush: Comes to have one of these on [[ChickMagnet Hei]].
%%* SmallGirlBigGun
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:When being driven to the brink, her necklace becomes a {{BFG}} and she becomes a merciless Contractor, albeit one who wants to kill other Contractors for their evil actions. After this first time though, she retains her morality when using her powers.]]
%%* TokenMiniMoe
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:When she finally meets her mother, she learns that the real [[DeadAllAlong Suou died years ago]]. She's a clone with FakeMemories. Then she meets her ''father'', who says she's an OppositeSexClone of Shion.]] The timing makes these stories mutually contradictory. [[MindScrew Much confusion was had]].
* TrainingFromHell: Hei is a sucky teacher, at least when [[TookALevelInJerkass depressed, drunk, and angry at the world]].
* TranquilFury: You don't want to see her mad. Seriously.
%%* TwinSwitch
* {{Unperson}}: After the incident that kicks off the whole mess, she gets wiped from all her friends' and acquaintances' memories.

!Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau

[[folder: Misaki Kirihara]]
->Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki (JP), Creator/KateOxley (EN)

The head of the TMPD's [=PSB=] Foreign Affair Division, Section 4, which covertly deals with contractor-related crimes and terrorism; she takes a special interest in the cases related to BK-201, which starts to grow into an obsession over time.
* ActionGirl: On a good day she can kick all kinds of ass.
* BigEater: Not as much as Hei, but she likes greasy food.
* BlindWithoutEm: When she's not wearing her glasses, she squints all the time.
%%* ChristmasCake
* CoolCar: Her blue Porsche 997 Carrera.
* DatingCatwoman: Her relationship with "Li"- given the morality of the series, it's hard to tell which of them is the "Catwoman."
* FairCop: In season 1 and part of season 2 until she quits the police force.
* FatalAttraction: She falls for Hei even though she connects him to BK-201 as early as episode [[spoiler:18. It takes a couple suspicious coincidences, a partially-cracked mask, "Li" slipping into his Black Reaper voice, an accidental MeaningfulEcho, and some surprising openness on his part before she figures it out/admits it to herself.]]
* GoGoEnslavement: Alice insists on dressing her in a qipao as punishment for forgetting about her party.
* HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler:From the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau to Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications then to the [[TheSyndicate New Syndicate]]]]
%%* HeroAntagonist
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She ''shot one of Hei's knives out of the air'' in the OVA.
%%* MsFanservice: A mild example.
* {{Nepotism}}: Her father is ranked above her on the police force. She doesn't appreciate his attempts to ensure the correct progression of her career. [[spoiler:In the second season, she quits her job out of frustration and a wish to find Hei.]]
%%* SingleTargetSexuality
%%* SpecsOfAwesome
* StalkerWithACrush: She's ''still'' trying to find Hei in the second season, even though [[spoiler:she's no longer working for the police department]]. And by "trying to find" I mean "obsessively watching the star BK-201 through a telescope." Kanami informs her that she needs to get over him and find another guy.
* TheStoic: And not a contractor (she expresses less emotions than some contractors)!
%%* StoicSpectacles
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Generally acts very cool and professional, but gets almost {{moe}} when she opens up a bit.
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler:Of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications aka Section 3]]
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Has been informed of this quite a few times in the second season because of her obsession with finding Hei.

[[folder: Yuusuke Saitou]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomoyukiShimura (JP), Creator/ChristopherSabat (EN)

Kirihara's second-in-command in Section 4. Known to have a big crush on her, although he never acts on it due to problems of potential rejection.
%%* TheBigGuy
* BodyguardCrush: Towards Kirihara. [[spoiler:Almost happened though in the OVA, but never worked due to the gas.]]
%%* PluckyComicRelief
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kouno.

[[folder: Yutaka Kouno]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KosukeToriumi (JP), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN)

One of Kirihara's underlings. Usually works alongside Saitou in [=PSB=]-related cases.
* TheCasanova: According to the OVA.
* SatelliteCharacter: Pretty much never seen without Saitou nearby to [[ThoseTwoGuys play off of]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Saitou.

[[folder: Kunio Matsumoto]]
->Voiced by: Creator/NobuakiFukuda (JP), Creator/KennyGreen (EN)

Another Division 4 officer. One of the oldest officers to work in the [=PSB=]. At the end of the ''Shikoku no Hana'' manga, Matsumoto was forced to retire due to a major injury in the hands of Harvest.
%%* BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy: He gives advice and help to his younger colleagues.
* MayDecemberRomance: In the OVA, he seems to have a crush on Mayu, at least [[YaoiFangirl until he reads her fanfiction]].
* TemptingFate: Jokes that he'd have to retire someday in the events of Shikoku no Hana arc. Sad to say, he was forced to retire because of massive injuries sustained when he confronted Havoc.

[[folder: Mayu Otsuka]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YuunaInamura (JP), Creator/LeahClark (EN)

A member of Section 4 and closet BigNameFan. She is an official liaison officer to the National Observatory to check on contractor-related appearances in Japan.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Likes to read and write erotic fanfiction and can be kind of ditzy, but also shows some competence, figuring out BK-201's identity when the rest of the police force failed miserably.
%%* CovertPervert
%%* CosplayOtakuGirl
* DoctorJekyllAndMisterJackDaniels: A minor personality inversion example, becoming more boisterous when she gets drunk at an office party.
%%* {{Fangirl}}
* FemaleGaze: Spoofed. Hei's "sexy collarbone" has since become [[MemeticMutation a meme]].
* LoonyFan: Quite possibly even loonier than Kiko.
* StalkerWithACrush: She stalks Hei for a few days, leading the group to suspect that she's working for someone to try to interfere with their mission.
* TooDumbToFool: Not dumb exactly, but like the other WrongGenreSavvy characters, she makes some accurate deductions, despite having odd logic and sometimes the wrong conclusion- she figures out that "Li" is the Black Reaper on account of his "sexy collarbone"
%%* WrongGenreSavvy
%%* YaoiFangirl

[[folder: Yoshimitsu Horai]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MichihiroIkemizu (JP), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN)

Also known as the Director. Kirihara's boss in the [=PSB=].
* ArtificialLimbs: He has prosthetic hands; [[ConspicuousGloves hence the black gloves]].
%%* BeardOfEvil
* BigBadEnsemble: As the highest ranking member of [[spoiler:The Syndicate]] seen in season one, he's the [[TheHeavy closet thing]] representing his side, in opposition to Amber, who seeks to help Contractors while [[spoiler:the Director and his superiors oppress them.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He's also a leader of TheSyndicate]].
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He uses Kirihara and her team to further his own goals, and even tells Kirihara in the first season finale that she is an indirect member of TheSyndicate.]]
%%* RedRightHand
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:He really loses his cool in the last episode]].
* WalkingSpoiler: See the above? [[SchmuckBait I dare ya.]]

!Secret Intelligence Service

[[folder: November 11, AKA Jack Simon]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP), Creator/TroyBaker (EN)

[=MI6=]'s top agent, assigned to Japan to investigate Gate-related activity. He has the power to freeze liquids and a rather Film/JamesBond-like attitude.
* AffablyEvil: Is remarkably polite and friendly for a Contractor.
%%* AntiHero: UnscrupulousHero or NominalHero.
%%* AntiVillain
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* CaptainErsatz: Of Film/JamesBond, but also likely Iceman from ComicBook/XMen- not only are both blond and have the same powers, but Iceman was FunPersonified, and November 11's warped sense of humor might be a dark take on that.
* CatchPhrase: "IWasJustJoking."
* CharacterFilibuster: Against smoking.
* CombatPragmatist: His powers aren't as uniformly offensive as Hei's, so he has to get a little bit more creative with it in combat.
* CryonicsFailure: He does this to people intentionally.
%%* DissonantSerenity
* ElementalEyeColours: He has very light blue eyes that can most definitely be described as "icy". This is appropriate, since he's a sociopath [[AnIcePerson with ice powers]].
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: He is an emblematic example of the "sick and twisted sense of humor" variety.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: In general, he tends to act like much more of a {{jerkass}} when wearing his shades than when he isn't.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Has an... interesting relationship with this trope. His remuneration is to smoke a cigarette, something that peeves him to no end because he hates smoking.
* HarmlessFreezing: Very, very averted. The frostbite he causes can take off limbs. The closest he gets is freezing someone's shoes to the ground.
* HeroAntagonist: Hero might be pushing it, but he does genuinely believe that Hei is a dangerous terrorist. [[GrayAndGrayMorality Because he is]]. [[GoodColorsEvilColors He wears white while Hei wears black clothes]].
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* AnIcePerson: His powers.
* IcyBlueEyes: [[ElementalEyeColors To go with the powers]], of course.
* {{Irony}}: Which is not lost on him: He ''hates'' smoking and smokers, but has to smoke for his remuneration.
* IWasJustJoking: His CatchPhrase. [[JustJokingJustification "Just Joking" Justification]].
%%* ManInWhite
* MuggingTheMonster: His first appearance.
* NobleDemon: He's quite [[AffablyEvil pleasant]] for a Contractor [[spoiler: and oddly [[HeroicSacrifice self-sacrificing.]]]]
%%* OpaqueLenses
* PhenotypeStereotype: Actually used as the page image at the time of writing.
* PsychoSidekick / TokenEvilTeammate: Whenever interacting with Kirihara.
%%* PunchClockVillain
* SecondFaceSmoke: In his introductory scene, he's dealing with some gangsters and voices his extreme disapproval of smoking early on. When they try to double cross him, one of them lights up and contemptuously blows smoke in his face. [[MuggingTheMonster Big mistake.]]
* [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Shameless Fanservice Guy]]: He just doesn't ''[[LackOfEmpathy care]]''.
* ShoutOut: He is a secret agent. He is an only guy whose name is a month and a ''date'' - [[Film/JamesBond a certain guy]]'s birthday.
* SmokingIsCool: Sometimes subverted, sometimes played straight; the first time we see him dealing with his remuneration, he starts hacking out the smoke in a decidedly un-cool way, but the rest of the time he makes it look good.
* TouchOfDeath: Like Hei, if he can touch you, he can kill you.

[[folder: April]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakakoHonda (JP), Creator/NaziaChaudhry (EN)

A contractor on November 11's team who can create storms at will.
%%* AntiHero / AntiVillain
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:She's reintroduced in ''Gemini of the Meteor'' and shows off her skills defeating a contractor with SuperSpeed... only to be promptly killed by Hei immediately after.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: She's the only Contractor we've seen so far who ''loves'' her remuneration: [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl she has to drink beer]].
* FauxActionGirl: In the episode where she's injured, Huang shows Hei a sheet of paper listing her kills which are numerous, but in-series, she just assists November 11 and schleps [[TagalongKid July]] around. Although she does manage to [[spoiler:score a kill on the enemy contractor Goran. Not to mention nearly killing Hei ... until he kills ''her'' of course.]]
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Her abilities are ''deadly'' in combination with November. In the sequel series, she show that she can summon a swirl of water around her opponent's head to drown him on his feet.
* MakingASplash: The second season shows that her powers extend at least a little beyond rainstorms.
* PhenotypeStereotype: The only aversion on the [=MI6=] team, as she's black with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and yellow eyes.
%%* PunchClockVillain
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The conditions for her only solo kill are rather contrived, though her following showing against Hei is still relatively impressive.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Weirdly, she is introduced with black hair in the second season, which makes you think that her hair might have been dyed. Nope- the black hair is a wig covering her apparently naturally blue hair.

[[folder: July]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KiyomiAsai (JP), Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN)

The Doll assigned to November 11's team.
%%* AntiHero / AntiVillain
* EmotionlessBoy: Being a Doll, he's supposed to lack emotion.
* FingerForcedSmile: He uses his fingers to push his mouth into a smile like Yin. Unlike Yin, his goes back to [[UncannyValley creepy]]. It even manages to creep out Hei in full {{jerkass}} mode.
%%* FrozenFace
* TrueCompanions: Kirihara is ''very'' surprised when he describes November this way.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blond with gray eyes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Since he is a Doll, he appears emotionless, but he has a hidden warm side. Only November 11, April, Kirihara and Suo seem to be aware of it. To be fair, it's mostly for [[TrueCompanions them.]]
* TagalongKid: Particularly in the second season, where he just sticks around for lack of other options. Or possibly lack of other reasons to be around [[PuppyLove Suo]].
%%* TeamPet

[[folder: August 7]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MasayaMatsukaze (JP), Creator/GregoryLush (EN)

A Contractor introduced in Season 2. He is part of the same team as April and July.
* AchillesHeel: a powerful SpaceMaster, his main restriction is he has to be able to see his opponent -- so Hei [[spoiler:throws his longcoat over August's head and electrocutes him while he is powerless.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: He's a former stage magician and received the power to "do real magic" (albeit by making [[SpaceMaster spatial distortions localized around his body), something which would make him the greatest magician ever. Unfortunately, his Remuneration is to give away how magic tricks work, something which hurts his pride as a former magician and takes away any professional benefit he could get from his powers.
%%* DisneyDeath
* {{Expy}}: He has often been compared to Cornelius Alba of ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:He pretends to be killed by Hei.]]
* HollywoodTactics: If you're effectively immune to ranged attacks and you're up against a ninja known for ingenuity, it would seem like a good idea ''not to let him get close''.
%%* MagiciansAreWizards
%%* NiceHat
* SpaceMaster: Mina, while observing his fight with Hei, explicitly states: "''So he's distorting the area around him. Neither swords nor guns will affect him.''"
%%* StageMagician
%%* SuperpowerLottery: A real winner, since he pretty much has the power to do anything if someone is looking at him.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler: Referred to by some fans as the "New November 11"]]. Actually an aversion though, as his openly psychotic personality is closer to that of Wei in the first series.

!Evening Primrose
The [[MugglePower Contractor]] LaResistance with a distinctly SocialDarwinist cast - think ComicBook/{{Magneto}}

[[folder: Amber]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomokoKawakami (JP), Creator/LauraBailey (EN)

The founder of Evening Primrose, who used to work for TheSyndicate, the CIA, and [=MI6=], but betrayed all of them. She was in South America during Heaven's War, and Hei considers her responsible for what happened at its end.\\
She can manipulate time, and her remuneration is [[FountainOfYouth getting younger]].
* AffablyEvil: Not evil, but she's constantly jolly throughout her run except on a few occasions.
* AntiVillain: Despite what Hei thinks of her, [[spoiler: [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy she just wanted to make him happy.]] And also to give all contractors a future. [[NecessarilyEvil Even if that meant sacrificing all Japanese citizens.]]]]
* AmicableExes: Extremely amicable to Hei. He disagrees but changes his mind in their final confrontation.
* BadassAdorable: Don't let her appearance deceive you, [[TimeMaster with her power she could take on anybody else in the series.]] In ''Shikkoku no Hana'' she demonstrates this by taking out Harvest ([[NighInvulnerability whose ability allows him to prevent even anti-tank rifle bullets from affecting him]]) with just a knife.
* BigBadEnsemble: Along with the higher ups of TheSyndicate, she's the most pressing antagonistic force towards Hei and his team, despite being in love with him. While she supports the Contractors, her WellIntentionedExtremist style would cause devestation for regular humans.
%%* CheerfulChild
* TheChessmaster: Which is not surprising, considering her ability. [[spoiler:Even after her "death."]]
* CutenessProximity: Acts even more cutesy than usual over Mao.
%%* DeliberatelyCuteChild
* {{Expy}}: Bears a staggering resemblance to [[MysteriousWaif C.C.]] of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', particularly when we see her as an adult.
* FemmeFatale: Just ask Hei. [[spoiler:.. although he'd give you the wrong answer. Hei thinks she is, since she betrayed his group in Heaven's War. However, his sister was in on it too, and they didn't tell him because they both knew that continuing to work for TheSyndicate was safer for him in the long run. She still loves him and wants him to be happy.]]
* FountainOfYouth: Her remuneration.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: She moved heaven and earth just to get into a position where she believed Hei could be happy by turning Japan into his own cosmic plaything at the cost of all Japanese humans.]]
* MeaningfulName: The mineral amber led to the discovery of electricity; see the entry on the main page for details.
* MerlinSickness: Frequent use of her ability makes her grow continually younger.
* NecessarilyEvil: [[spoiler:Seen in how even in her "kill all Japanese humans" plan, she was willing to use the last of her power and seemingly RetGone herself]].
* NotSoStoic: Breaks her jolly demeanour when Hei is facing a dilema on whether to let the Contractors or humans die, she's angrily asking if saving contractors is what he wanted in the first place. As this is one of the only times she's not smiling, it's rather jarring.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Justified, as her remuneration makes her younger.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Literally: Because she can see into any number of possible futures, she does morally questionable things on the logic that it is the best plan possible.
* OracularUrchin: Since she's a lot older than she looks and has a limited ability to see the future.
* RetGone: [[spoiler: Possibly her ultimate fate]].
%%* StepfordSmiler
* SuperpowerLottery: She certainly won this. Her ability allows her to can control time itself, and with her remuneration being to age younger, she could theoretically make herself immortal.
* TimeMaster: Her ability lets her travel back in time, or [[TimeStandsStill freeze time]] for everyone but herself and anyone else she chooses.

[[folder: Amagiri]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakuyaKirimoto (JP), Creator/TravisWillingham (EN)

Amber's second-in-command. He has the very straightforward power of shooting waves of force.
%%* AntiVillain
%%* BackForTheDead
* BigEater: Not by choice, his remuneration requires him to eat a half dozen hard-boiled eggs.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Amber's the brains, he's the brawn.
* DiedStandingUp: [[spoiler:When his soul was taken by Yin.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Seemingly burnt to death along with Brita at the end of the first season, he shows up in the third Gaiden, but now is bald with some signs of scarring, and has an EyepatchOfPower over his "shut" eye.]]
%%* TheDragon
* EvilRedhead: More like ‘Morally Ambiguous Redhead’, though.
* EyePatchOfPower: [[spoiler:At the end of Season 2]].
* HandBlast: Amagiri has the power to shoot concussive force from his hands.
%%* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Amber.
%%* StoutStrength
* YourSoulIsMine: [[spoiler:His fate at Yin's hands, along with the rest of the Contractor camp.]]

[[folder: Maki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YukoSanpei (JP), Creator/MaxeyWhitehead (EN)

A contractor working for Amber. His power is to blow up anything he's touched, and he has an enormous crush on Amber.
%%* BadPowersBadPeople
%%* CrazyJealousGuy
%%* CreepyChild
* DrivenByEnvy: He reacts... violently... to the fact that Amber is in love with someone else.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: His death. One of the few times where [[KickTheSonOfABitch stabbing a little boy is a-ok.]]]]
%%* HavingABlast
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Runs around blowing up buildings, hints that he intends to do more, attacks Hei because he's jealous and runs November 11 through a gauntlet for no real reason when his time would be better spent escaping. Not even Amber is sad when he dies.]]
%%* SocialDarwinist
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Just about everything he does.
%%* {{Yandere}}: To Amber.

[[folder: Brita]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ChieNakamura (JP), Creator/JamieMarchi (EN)

A ridiculously sexy contractor working for Amber as a spy. She can teleport, taking along anyone she touches.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Her power involves teleporting with the loss of her clothes, and her Remuneration is to kiss people. In fact, she usually teleports others by kissing them, thus combining the power use and remuneration in one.
* CensorshipTropes: CensorShadow, GodivaHair, SceneryCensor, all unobtrusively used.
%%* ForeignFanservice
* IntimateHealing: Her Remuneration.
* HoneyTrap / TheMole: infiltrates the CIA by being the secretary of an American official and sleeping with him.
* MsFanservice: Considering that her power involves the loss of her clothing…
* NakedOnArrival: Her teleportation can't carry anything non-living, so this applies to anyone she teleports, including [[{{Fanservice}} herself]]. [[FridgeLogic Oddly enough]], she ''does'' retain her purple lipstick through the teleportation.
* PhenotypeStereotype: A blonde, blue-eyed American.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Requested by Amigiri.
%%* PowerPerversionPotential
%%* SexySecretary
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: More like [[LackOfEmpathy Sociopathic]] Fanservice Girl.
* TeleportSpam: Her tag-fight with Hei involved a lot of this.
%%* TheVamp
%%* VillainTeleportation


[[folder: Eric Nishijima]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ShinichiroMiki (JP), Creator/ChuckHuber (EN)

A high-ranking PANDORA official, he is a Japanese citizen who was born overseas. He plays a background role throughout much of the first series.
%%* TheChessmaster
* FantasticRacism: Against Contractors.
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
%%* SmugSnake
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Courtesy of the Director]].

[[folder: Dr. Schroeder]]
->Voiced by: Creator/IemasaKayumi (JP), Creator/BuckyPearl (EN)

A scientist working at PANDORA's lab at Hell's Gate.
%%* AffablyEvil
* ForScience: He's actually not upset at all when Hei [[spoiler:screws his anti-Gate system up]] since it gave him something new and interesting to observe.
%%* MadScientist
%%* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
* MisterExposition: He's pretty much the only person who understands the nature of BK-201's powers and how they relate to the Gate.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Agh! The hair!
* {{Technobabble}}: Speaks almost entirely in it, except when he's making bad jokes.

[[folder: Meena Kandaswamy]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (JP), Creator/CarrieSavage (EN)

A scientist working at the laboratory in the Gate who got her position by making a deal with TheSyndicate. Acts as Hei's contact when he infiltrates the place.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:She gets killed in Shikkoku No Hana for helping Hei, Yin and Azusa. Her superior, Sergei [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Vectrof]] even [[PetTheDog complains about it.]]]]
* FantasticRacism: An interesting case, as she mostly just has exaggerated misconceptions and she [[ChickMagnet very quickly develops a crush on Hei]] despite them.
-->"Could you be... upset?"
%%* HotScientist
* LongingLook: Many, many times, [[SelectiveObliviousness none of which Hei seems to notice]].
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* PunchclockVillain: The only reason she's involved with TheSyndicate at all is so she can work at the Gate, and her contact with Hei is apparently the only time she's actually had to do anything for them.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: [[spoiler:Vectrof points out that Meena was younger, smarter and possibly [[PetTheDog more useful than he is and certainly should have at least been held hostage.]] His captors disagree.]]

[[folder: Nick Hillman]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruNakahara (JP), Creator/EricVale (EN)

A cheerful scientist Hei meets while undercover at an observatory.
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* AntiVillain: Big time.
* BirdsOfAFeather: He and "Li" are both NiceGuy borderline-[[TheStoic stoics]] who want to make the world better for their little sisters, and they get along really well. [[spoiler:They even have the same powers.]]
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:He even has the same powers as Hei (the main difference is Hei's powers are straight [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] that he uses almost exclusively for electricity, while Nick's are actually electricity)]]
%%* NiceGuy
* PhenotypeStereotype: Of ''course'' the American researcher is blond with blue eyes.
%%* RealMenWearPink
%%* ShockAndAwe
* TheMole: [[spoiler:He's the mole for the Central Intelligence Agency.]]

!Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
A group of Japanese agents introduced in Season 2.

[[folder: Genma Shizume]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Creator/NewtonPittman (EN)

Part of the team dedicated to hunting down Hei and Suou, a contractor with the ability to turn solid objects into heavy armor. Has a habit of [[AnythingThatMoves hitting on everyone he encounters]].
* BaitTheDog: Genma initially comes across as an affable, jokey LovableSexManiac, and a pushover at that, since Suo "defeats" him by throwing a trash can over his head. Further appearances establish him as a sociopathic pedophile who finds wanton brutality incredibly amusing.
%%* TheBrute
* CaptainErsatz: He is sometimes jokingly referred to as [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Emiya Kiritsugu]].
* DepravedBisexual / AnythingThatMoves: Genma makes so many sexual references that it's not quite clear what "direction" in which he swings or even if he's restricted himself to a "direction". Still, he seems to be attracted to children.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is a pretty laid back guy who [[BaitTheDog initially seems to be]] a PluckyComicRelief and keeps that attitude even after it becomes clear that he is a vicious psychopath
* GenreSavvy: He makes a reference to DarkAndTroubledPast as adding {{Moe}} points.
* TheJuggernaut: When in "armor mode".
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Played for laughs; [[spoiler:by episode 11, he's pretty much the only one who ''doesn't'' know that Suou isn't Shion.]]
* LovableSexManiac: Again, at first glance. [[DepravedBisexual Then the creepiness starts to show itself]].
* MadeOfIron: His power involves coating himself with nearly impenetrable armor. [[spoiler:However, anti-tank fire can damage it and it doesn't do a damn thing against a laser katana to the eye.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:He is ultimately revealed to be a spy for the CIA.]]
* TheSociopath: While his pronounced [[LackofEmpathy lack of empathy]] and [[ConsummateLiar capacity to deceive others effortlessly without a shred of remorse]] is typical of almost all Contractors, this trope uniquely applies to Genma given that he is also highly sadistic and almost perpetually preoccupied with appeasing an insatiable craving for stimulation.
* StupidEvil: He doesn't really think his [[KickTheDog acts of]] [[ForTheEvulz pointless cruelty]] through very well.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Narratively, his role is very close to November 11's: they're both Contractors who end up working closely across organizational lines with Kirihara, despite her mistrust of Contractors in general. What's more, Genma and November 11 both cultivate relaxed, wryly humorous demeanors to obscure how dangerous they really are. And they both ''love'' doing the AntiVillain boogie early on in their respective seasons. But whereas November 11 ultimately comes down on the side of integrity and fortitude, Genma lands in a much uglier moral space. The former is AffablyEvil, while the latter is most certainly FauxAffablyEvil.

[[folder: Mina Hazuki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga (JP), Creator/KaraEdwards (EN)

A contractor with the ability to turn objects into [[LaserBlade laser]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]. Part of the [=MIAC=] team hunting Hei and Suou.
* AntiVillain
* BlessedWithSuck: Her Obeisance/Renumeration is to French kiss or have other kinds of intimate contact with men, despite being gay.
* BadassGay: Which makes her Remuneration of having to kiss a guy rather unfortunate...
* BadassInANiceSuit
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* DarkActionGirl
* DoesNotLikeMen: Unfortunately for her, her Remuneration is to French kiss them. She tries to get "rid of the taste" by rinsing her mouth with vodka and [[ForcefulKiss forcefully kissing]] Youko right afterwards.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas]]: Despite being shunned by her family, being informed that her mother is dying distracts her during a fight with Hei, and she muses about still having some caring towards her mother.
* EvilCounterpart: Has similar dress sense, weaponry, and personality to Hei; her background as TheOjou who broke from her powerful family is rather similar to that of Kirihara.
* IntimateHealing: Her remuneration is to make out with guys. [[DoesNotLikeMen This is awkward]]. [[spoiler:It's also the reason one of the only 'ships to get any action is a CrackPairing.]]
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:She takes Youko's death at what she believes to be Hei's hands rather badly.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter[=/=]LaserBlade: Her power is to transform any held object into an energy blade (or wire as the case may be.) She carries around a [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter wooden katana]] for this purpose. That's right, ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot sociopathic Japanese lesbian ninja with a wooden laser katana]]''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic awesome]] first segment of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAou7z0gftM "Suizen Reika"]] scores Hazuki's fight scenes toward the end of the season.
%%* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* TheOjou: A conversation with her grandfather in episode 9 suggests she was this and much more deferential prior to becoming a Contractor.
* PsychoLesbian: "I got rejected..." Gee, ya think?
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: ...or the nearest Contractor equivalent. She ''really'' flips out when Yoko dies.]]
%%* TheStoic

[[folder: Yōko Sawasaki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KozueYoshizumi (JP), Creator/TiaBallard (EN)

The group's [[TheTeamNormal token human]], a scientist who worked under Dr. Schrader.
* AffablyEvil
* AmbiguouslyGay: Her feelings towards [[BadassGay Hazuki]] are at least a little ambiguous, as she tends to blush in her presence. Keeping Hazuki safe is also the one thing on her mind when [[spoiler:Hei kidnaps and interrogates her about Yin's whereabouts]].
* BaitTheDog: Initially appears very {{moe}} as well as friendly and outgoing, but she follows in the footsteps of the similarly affable Dr. Shrader in having ForScience as a mantra, pursuing "experiments" without concern for human life.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath
* EatingTheEyeCandy[=/=]MaleGaze: The target in the "Hazuki-vision" shot in the {{interquel}} OVA. Played for laughs more than anything.
* EvilGenius
* ForScience: She basically [[spoiler:rips Hei's soul in half]] just to see what happens.
* MadScientist
* {{Meganekko}}
* MissionControl: She is the "token normal" member of the group.
* PostKissCatatonia: Gets hit by this when Hazuki gives her a ForcefulKiss to get rid of the taste of kissing Genma due to her Remuneration.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: In episode 6.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:Genma kills and rapes her messily to shut her up. Due to circumstances, Hazuki blames it on Hei and makes a very nearly successful attempt at revenge since ItsPersonal.]]
* TheTeamNormal

[[folder: Spoiler Character]]
* Misaki Kirihara, who leaves the Public Security Bureau to join in the second season.


[[folder: Wei Zhijun]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiKusao (JP), Creator/RobertMcCollum (EN)

A contractor serving the Chen Long Tang crime family. His power is to blow holes in anything he gets blood on.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He can't stand losing a fight.
%%* BadPowersBadPeople
%%* BattleButler
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:Although he figures out Amber would only let him fight Hei if she knew Wei would lose and die and saw this via time travel, he still wants to fight Hei to the death due to a mix of pride and enjoyment.]]
%%* BloodyMurder
%%* BodyguardBetrayal
* CursedWithAwesome: His remuneration is cutting himself, which he has to do anyway to use his powers.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Has to share the post of TheDragon with Amigiri, but otherwise fits in relation to Amber: the only reason he helps her is so he can fight Hei again.]]
* FingerLickinEvil: He's been seen to slurp blood off his hands after killing someone.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Evil ones- his arms are covered with scars due to him cutting himself to use his powers/pay his Renumeration, and after Hei electrocutes him, half of his face and body is burned.
* PointyEars: For whatever reason. It makes him AmbiguouslyHuman like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Wario and Waluigi]] to be sure.
* PsychoForHire: Even by Contractor standards, he is ‘’nuts’’.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Never gets faint from blood loss, no matter how much he fights.
* SlasherSmile / PsychoticSmirk: Often has either of those.
* TwoFaced: After being electrocuted by Hei.
%%* TheTriadsAndTheTongs
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Hei to be this.

[[folder: Alice Wang]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIto (JP), Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN)

The heir to the Chen Long Tang family. She was friends with Kirihara as a teenager, and did not react well to her friend's career choice.
* AliceAllusion: Used to be SpoiledSweet, and lives in the illusion that her father's company is quite good.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Grows more aloof as the arc pogresses.
* AmbiguouslyLesbian: Her being AxCrazy can be explained with that if she choses Kirihara will there be no direct inheritor after her, at least not easily, making her chose between love and family, both difficult choices for a MafiaPrincess.
%%* AnimeChineseGirl: Subverted.
%%* AxCrazy
%%* ForgottenChildhoodFriend
%%* MafiaPrincess
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Used to have this with Kirihara, and she wants it to stay that way.
%%* TheTriadsAndTheTongs
* {{Yandere}}: A platonic version... [[LesYay maybe]]. It's kind of debatable given her GoGoEnslavement of Kirihara.

[[folder: Gai Kurasawa]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto (JP), Creator/BrandonPotter (EN)

A rather useless private investigator who accidentally stumbles across the edges of Hei's assignments a couple of times. It's said that he was an ex-police officer who left to be a [=PI=].
* AffectionateParody: Of HardboiledDetective stereotypes.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: He renamed himself because he thought his real name wasn't cool enough. As with his attempts at SmokingIsCool, little success was had.
* TheFool: He keeps accidentally and unknowingly wandering into extremely dangerous situations, and only the fact that he's an idiot keeps him safe.
%%* NonstandardCharacterDesign
%%* PluckyComicRelief
%%* PrivateDefective
* SmokingIsCool: Attempted with little success.
* TooDumbToFool: The only person to notice that that one Chinese exchange student keeps showing up in weird situations. However, he quickly decides that it's probably a coincidence and he's being paranoid.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Fate keeps throwing him into situations involving cats. He's terrified of them.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Thinks he lives in a world created by Creator/RaymondChandler.

[[folder: Kiko Kayanuma]]
->Voiced by: Creator/EmiriKatou (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN)

Kurosawa's [[GenkiGirl cheery, excitable]] secretary, who only works for him because she can watch yaoi at work. She has an over-the-top [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-crush]] on "Li."
%%* CosplayOtakuGirl
* ExpressiveHair: It even curled into little heart shapes when she first saw Hei.
%%* {{Fangirl}}
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GirlishPigtails
* HypercompetentSidekick: Although Kiko's kind of weird in [[CosplayOtakuGirl her own way]], she fits this in respect to Kurosawa.
* LoonyFan: Towards "Li"
%%* [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]]: Sometimes.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: She generally uses a lot of standard anime effects that the rest of the series ditches in favor of a more realistic style, and even gets SuperDeformed a few times.
* PluckyComicRelief: Hilariously lampshaded in the second season.
* SassySecretary: She doesn't think much of her boss and isn't shy about saying so.
%%* SmittenTeenageGirl
* WrongGenreSavvy: Tends to apply anime tropes towards real life. While this does mean she correctly diagnoses a victim of LaserGuidedAmnesia, it also means she thinks "Li" is a {{shojo}} love interest.
%%* YaoiFangirl
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink, probably to mark her as a comic character

[[folder: Havoc AKA Carmine]]
->Voiced by: Creator/NaomiShindo (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)

Quite possibly the most dangerous contractor in existence, she killed hundreds or even thousands in South America- and then something happened that removed her powers and some of her memories but restored her emotions to normal. Now she's wracked with guilt over what she did, leaving her as probably the only case of a {{woobie}} who [[EatsBabies ate babies]] in history.
%%* TheAtoner
* TheButcher: Was the Contractor with the single largest body count.
%%* DePower
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Hei shuts them before going to confront the people who killed her.]]
* EatsBabies: Her Renumeration involved drinking the blood of children.
* EvilRedhead: Prior to reforming anyway.
%%* GirlInABox
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Immediately after she gets her powers back but remains reformed, she is impaled by one of November 11's ice spears.]]
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: And it was well-earned, even if now she mostly just inspires people to want to give her a hug.
* NothingIsScarier: A variant. [[spoiler: The audience is never actually clued in to ''what'' her power is, nor do we see her use it; we're merely told that she has killed more people than any other single Contractor.]] In practice, it's pretty effective, even while portraying her sympathetically. See OffscreenMomentOfAwesome below.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: We never get to see her use her power.]]
%%* PersonOfMassDestruction
%%* PowerOfTheVoid
%%* ShellShockedVeteran

[[folder: Bertha and Itzhak]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AiSatou (Bertha, JP), Creator/YutakaAoyama (Itzhak, JP), Creator/MelindaAllen (Bertha, EN), Creator/VicMignogna (Itzhak, EN)

Two Contractors working for FSB to capture Yin. Bertha's power allows her to force objects to resonate, usually breaking them, although it can also stop someone's heart; Itzhak can absorb observation ghosts and use them to manipulate and control the minds of dolls.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Their deaths are most definitely played for sympathy. It helps that they feature as the villains of what's already probably the most heart-wrenching story in the series.]]
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Besides Itzhak's name, his personality is reminiscent of Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
%%* AntiVillain
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: She's an overweight former opera singer who kills people with her voice.
* BeardOfSorrow[=/=]PermaStubble: Itzhak’s appareance.
* BelatedBackStory: Bertha's back story comes toward the end of her and Itzhak's arc. [[TearJerker And it's devastatingly sad.]] [[spoiler: She was a opera singer and heavy smoker. She gave up smoking for the time of her pregnancy and some months after. Afterwards she started to smoke again worse than a chimney, her daughter, who she described as angelic, found the cigarette butts, swallowed some of them, they got stuck in her throat and she choked to death on them. After that, her mother was, understandably, extremely depressed, but a month after this tragic event, the stuff with the "Gates" happened and she became a contractor. It was hinted that it was a relief, since a contractor has no or very limited emotions and probably this negated her depression somehow.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Bertha has to swallow and puke up stuff (she chooses cigarettes) as her renumeration/obeisance ([[spoiler:she can theoretically swallow and regurgitate any object she'd choose, but she does that with cigarettes as to remember her daughter, who choked to death on her mom's cigarette butts she swallowed]]).
* CigarChomper: Quite literally with Bertha.
* FightsLikeANormal: Given that his Contract has almost zero combat applications, Itzhak makes use of a large hunting rifle instead. He's pretty good with it.
%%* MakeMeWannaShout
* MonsterSobStory: See Bertha's backstory above.
%%* MusicalAssassin
* PillarOfLight: A side-effect of Itzhak's power; [[spoiler:when he dies, all the observation ghosts he's grabbed disperse at once, creating a ''huge'' version.]]
* WarriorPoet: Literally, in Itzhak's case: his remuneration is writing poetry.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Itzhak has one of the most [[CripplingOverspecialization specialized]] and useless-in-combat abilities we've seen, which is presumably why he was paired with someone who can kill quietly and almost instantaneously or cause massive structural damage.
* WickedCultured: Both, in different ways, between opera singer Bertha and reluctant poet Itzhak.

[[folder: Harvest]]
The primary antagonist of the {{Interquel}} manga, ''Shikkoku no Hana''. His power is to dissolve matter, and this ability to manipulate the connections between atoms allows him to give normal humans Contractor abilities.
%%* TheCorrupter
* DeadlyUpgrade: Yeah, he'll give you superpowers. But [[spoiler:watch out for that flower...]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Has the ability to give humans Contractor-like powers. However, [[spoiler:they have to kill their closest friend to do it, and they start turning into walking plants.]]
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:His Contractor power involves the ability to manipulate electrons, similar to Hei, and as a result he can also grant normal people powers.]]
* GreenThumb: Those flowers. Creepy as hell.
* HollywoodEvolution: He [[YouFailBiologyForever fails biology forever]] thanks to ranting about EvolutionaryLevels.
* ManipulativeBastard: Plays off people's emotions to get them to accept his DealWithTheDevil.
* MookMaker: [[spoiler:Plants seeds into the corpses of his opponents and re-animates them as [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot contractor zombies.]]]] Wholesome.
* {{Necromancer}}: [[spoiler: His powers allow him to raise the dead.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Since he can break down pretty much anything, bullets are completely useless and even attempts to gas him just result in him chemically decomposing the gas. [[spoiler:The cops manage to hit him with tranquilizer darts and electricity.]]
%%* SuperEmpowering
* TouchOfDeath: The results are rather gross.

[[folder: Azusa Tsukimori]]
A young schoolgirl Hei encounters in ''Shikkoku no Hana''. After being seduced and betrayed by her [[TheCasanova coach]], Daisuke Mioka, she desires to become a Contractor in order to exact revenge. And then she meets Harvest...
%%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
%%* TheCorruption
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:She's captured after Meena is killed.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: See RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: [[spoiler:Super-strong legs? What are you going to do, kick him to deat-- Oh. [[KickChick You are]]. [[YourHeadAsplode Yuck]].]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:She's doesn’t die but she would be marginally okay if she had spared her teacher. Of course, she WOULD'VE spared him (at [[ChickMagnet Hei's]] urging, of course) if he had decided to not [[KickTheDog be a dick]] at that very moment.]]
* HotForTeacher: Ends very badly indeed.
%%* InASingleBound
* InterruptedCooldownHug: A non-hug version: [[spoiler:Hei has pretty much managed to talk her down from her RoaringRampageOfRevenge, when her coach comes up behind her with a taser and knocks her unconscious. Retribution was not long in coming, from both Hei ''and'' Azusa.]]
%%* KickChick
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: She seeks out Harvest in the first place in order to go on one of these.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Hei puts a ''lot'' of effort into trying to convince her to stop her rampage before the flower blooms and she's completely screwed. She decides to finish it at the last minute anyway, though he kinda deserved it.]]
%%* WaifFu
%%* WomanScorned

[[folder: Daisuke Mioka]]
A young coach for a girls' volleyball team in ''Shikkoku no Hana''. [[TheCasanova Loves the ladies]] but goes about it in the most dickish way possible.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:The only reason anyone cares about his death at all is because it nearly kills Azusa.]]
* TheCasanova: His most defining trait. As far as he's concerned, if it has a vagina, it's fair game.
* TheDogBitesBack: Being an asshole is a good deal more dangerous when your victims can make a DealWithTheDevil for superpowers.
* HotForStudent: [[spoiler:And it's his downfall.]]
* ImplausibleDeniability: He tries to invoke ImAManICantHelpIt as a defense to someone [[KickChick who can literally kill him with her foot]] for God's sake.
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He goes out with a "bang." KickTheSonOfABitch!]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Literally.]]
* KissingCousins: He also macked [[spoiler:Kyouko, Azusa's best friend and his kid cousin]].
* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: Azusa kicks him so hard ''he explodes'']]
* ManipulativeBastard: Do not sleep with this man.
* TooDumbToLive: Really, Daisuke? You're going to [[spoiler:taser someone that you know would love NOTHING more than to kill you in the most horrible way possible, right when they decide to spare your life? [[WhatAnIdiot Really?]]]] And even if [[spoiler:she hadn't killed him for that, Hei certainly would have.]]

[[folder: Parcel]]
A contractor of one of PANDORA's many factions working to kill Harvest. Her power is teleportation through use of black portals. Her Doll is a modified cyborg named "Champ."
%%* ChildProdigy
* TheCorpsIsMother: Has been a part of PANDORA since she was 5.
* FriendshipMoment: Between her and Champ [[spoiler: as they, Yin and Hei escape their hideout. [[TearJerker Champ doesn't make it.]]]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Champ.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Champ is ''enormous''. Parcel is... [[ChildProdigy not]].
* InTheHood: Because it has UnusualEars.
* LittleMissBadass: [[spoiler:When she kills Maxfield.]]
* LittleMissSnarker: Hei even lampshades it.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* NonActionSnarker: Justified by her powers being more suited for observation and support.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain:[[spoiler:[[LittleMissBadass And dropping people into oceans]], if necessary.]]
%%* OurWormholesAreDifferent
%%* TeleportersAndTransporters
* TeleportSpam: Parcel has no compunctions about using her powers all the time, [[MundaneUtility for just about everything]], possibly because her remuneration isn't very harsh.
%%* TokenMiniMoe
* TrueCompanions: Her, Champ, [[TeamMom Meena]] and [[TeamDad Sergei]].
* UnableToCry: Not surprising seeing as she's a Contractor. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it means she can't mourn the deaths of her friends as [[TearJerker she'd wish to.]]]]
* UnusualEars: Wears mouse-ears as her remuneration.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Friends]]: [[spoiler: Drops Reynard Maxfield into the ocean [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill from the STRATOSPHERE]] for causing [[TrueCompanions Champ, Meena and Sergei's deaths.]]]]

[[folder: Shion Pavlichenko]]
->Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/LindsaySeidel (EN)

Suo's brother, who was transformed into a Contractor. His power is to produce copies of things and people with one trait changed, and his remuneration paralyzes his legs, putting him in a wheelchair most of the time.
%%* CreepyChild
%%* EvilRedhead: Sort of.
* [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]]: [[spoiler:Or not.]]
* {{Hikikomori}}: On account of being imprisoned and his Remuneration, which left him temporarily crippled.
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: The reason everyone's chasing Suou is to use his powers. [[spoiler:However, it turned out he was a lot more active than we were giving him credit for.]]
* MadwomanInTheAttic: After he became a Contractor, his father imprisoned him in a metal room from which he couldn't leave. [[spoiler: Or maybe not. Dad and son are in cahoots. It's... [[MindScrew complicated]].]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He enjoys messing with Suou's head a little too much.]]
* MindControlEyes: Only one.
* PowerDegeneration: His remuneration makes him very weak, although it seems he can recover with no ill effects given enough time.
%%* TeenGenius
* TwinSwitch: Has Suo take his clothing in the first episode, so she can escape. [[spoiler:However, given later events, it seems more likely to have been so ''he'' could escape...]]

[[folder: Dr. Pavlichenko]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KatsunosukeHori (JP), Creator/SonnyStrait (EN)

Suo's father and the inventor of a device which can pull memories from people even after they are dead.
%%* EvilRedhead: Maybe.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:The version Hei killed was a copy/clone.]]
%%* MadScientist
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Subverted. He appears to be killed in the first episode, but see FakingTheDead.]]

[[folder: Madame Oreille]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KahoKouda (JP), Creator/JenniferGreen (EN)

A mysterious character with connections to the CIA. She's also known throughout the underworld as a reliable information broker.
* TheChessmaster: Apparently she was betting on the fact that [[spoiler:Hei would head back to Tokyo]].
%%* ForeignFanservice
%%* KnowledgeBroker
* ManipulativeBastard: Particularly towards Kirihara and Hei.
* MeaningfulName: "Oreille" is French for ears.
%%* MsFanservice: So very, very much.

[[folder: Mr. Smith]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata (JP), Creator/DavidTrosko (EN)

A mysterious CIA agent seen interacting with Madame Oreille.
* CharacterTics: He quotes ''The Art of War'' incessantly.
%%* CoolShades
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Very evil-looking.

[[folder: Tanya]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YuiIshikawa (JP), Creator/AlexisTipton (EN)

Suou's best friend who becomes a Contractor for the [=FSB=] at the start of the second season.
* BeeBeeGun: Her power involves summoning a swarm of insects which she can control with her mind.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Quickly exchanges her school clothes for a black military uniform.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:She was showing signs of redemption... until [[ManipulativeBastard Shion shot her]].]]
* TranshumanTreachery: The way she immediately turns into a [[TheSpock utterly emotionless]] killing machine seems to conform with all of the [[FantasticRacism worst stereotypes]] about Contractors, which is pretty jarring after the first season went to all that effort to convince us it wasn't justified. Possible FridgeBrilliance here, contractors seem to get better at using logic to work their way around to morals as they live longer.

[[folder: Ilya Sokoloff]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (JP), Creator/ChristopherBevins (EN)

A Russian [=FSB=] Contractor featuring in the second series.
* AxCrazy: Played with: While most Contractors can kill without much thought, becoming a Contractor actually made him ''less'' kill-crazy. Also, theoretically, he now kills in the most painless way possible. But, yes, he's still crazy.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* DeadlyGaze: His powers allow him to shut down his victims' brains by making eye contact. The effect is degenerative but not instantaneous, making his victims die slowly as their cognitive and motor functions gradually shut down.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Looks like he'd be {{adorkable}}, but is actually a total psychopath who is bad [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by Contractor standards]].
* KarmicDeath: He kills people by making it impossible for them to breathe. Hei strangles him to death.
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: His remuneration.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Clearly inspired by real-life serial killer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Chikatilo Andrei Chikatilo]], a Russian man who murdered and mutilated women and children.
* SerialKiller: Prior to becoming a Contractor.
%%* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WouldHitAGirl: His victims were female.

[[folder: Claude [=/=] Shichi]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaIwanaga (JP), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN)

A Contractor who features as a major antagonist in the {{interquel}} [=OVAs=].
* AttractiveBentGender: [[spoiler: His disguise as Amber actually isn't all that different from his true appearance.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: Despite [[spoiler: being shot and nearly bleeding out]], he still manages to [[spoiler: slaughter many Contractors that wanted to live in peace and forces Yin into awakening Izanami, creating a worldwide threat that could kill many humans and Contractors and setting up the second season.]] He still [[spoiler: ends up dying due to Izanami, although it is less of a KarmicDeath since he seemed to enjoy being killed by Izanami as he knew he had already won.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Gaiden'', where he plots to turn Yin [[spoiler:into Izanami]], causing her and Hei to go on the run for the series.
* {{Bishonen}}: Looks similar to Amber from the first season. [[spoiler: But while Amber was an AntiVillain, Shichi is just evil.]]
* FantasticRacism: Reveals he doesn't like humans to [[spoiler: intelligence agencies paying him a ton of money for Yin/Izanami...Shichi tosses their money away and manipulates the situation so everyone there will die. Though he didn't see himself dying, probably, but didn't care because [[TheBadGuyWins he won]] in the end of the OVA.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Shichi speaks in a calm, level tone and acts falsely polite while dripping with mocking sarcasm.
* GoOutWithASmile: Even as he [[spoiler:lies dying, he's happy to watch Izanami begin destroying the world]].
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:His habit of using shape-shifting to trick people into killing their loved ones]].
* MasterOfIllusion: His power if to create the illusion that he's someone else, often using this to manipulate his victims before killing them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Due to being exploited by humans, he began to wonder why Contractors don't exploit humans...after all Contractors have powers and humans don't.
* TheSociopath: Seems to have no attachment to others, even [[spoiler: killing his partner who he seemed to be friendly with and had no problem killing a lot of Contractors, despite his claims that Contractors are better than humanity and his dream of them ruling humans.]] Whereas other Contractors have felt some emotion towards others, Shichi's emotions can be summed up as [[FantasticRacism spite against humans]].
%%* SmugSnake
* SuperPowerLottery: He won. [[spoiler:He basically has [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Aizen's Complete Hypnosis]] as well as a limited ability to control his victims' bodies, and his remuneration is extremely light.]]